Pamela Dorman Books has focused on fiction—especially well-written, accessible debut fiction—since its founding in 2008 by Pamela Dorman, Vice President and Publisher of Pamela Dorman Books and Viking. In addition to literary fiction titles, Dorman also publishes upmarket suspense fiction and occasional nonfiction, including memoirs, psychology, and books geared toward women’s interests. Under the Pamela Dorman Books Life publishing program, the imprint acquires books that fall within the inspiration and spirituality, personal development, and healthy living categories.
Meet Pamela Dorman Books
Vice President, Publisher of Pamela Dorman Books/Viking
Pamela Dorman is Vice President and Publisher of Pamela Dorman Books/Viking. In her nearly thirty years at Penguin, Dorman has acquired and edited the multimillion-copy #1 bestsellers The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (a selection of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club and optioned by Witherspoon’s Hello, Sunshine for feature film), The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards, Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding, and The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard, which was the first selection of the Oprah Book Club. She founded Pamela Dorman Books in 2008, where she has focused on fiction—especially well-written, accessible debut fiction. Recent bestsellers include Jojo Moyes (Me Before You, and the Reese Witherspoon Book Club selection and New York Times bestseller The Giver of Stars, and others), J. Ryan Stradal’s New York Times bestseller Kitchens of the Great Midwest and The Lager Queen of Minnesota, Paolo Giordano’s The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Rosie Walsh’s New York Times bestseller Ghosted, and acclaimed debuts including A Good Enough Mother by Bev Thomas and Natalie Baszile’s Queen Sugar, which premiered in September 2016 on the OWN Network, produced by Oprah Winfrey.
Dorman also publishes upmarket suspense fiction, including the New York Times bestselling thrillers by Shari Lapena (The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House, An Unwanted Guest and Someone We Know) and Jane Corry’s My Husband’s Wife (a Target Book Club selection) and occasional nonfiction, including memoirs (the bestselling The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan and Perfection by Julie Metz), psychology, and books geared toward women’s interests, including Maria Shriver’s #1 New York Times bestseller, I’ve Been Thinking. . .. Under the Pamela Dorman Books Life publishing program, Dorman acquires books that fall within the inspiration and spirituality, personal development, and healthy living categories, beginning with Philippa Perry’s upcoming #1 Sunday Times bestseller, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will be Glad That You Did) and Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt’s New York Times bestseller, The Gift of Forgiveness. She began her publishing career at St. Martin’s Press, is a summa cum laude graduate of Wesleyan University, and loves knitting and dogs.