Seema Mahanian rejoined Pamela Dorman Books/Viking as Senior Editor in 2023. She was previously Senior Editor at Grand Central Publishing where she published New York Times bestsellers Seven Days in June by Tia Williams and What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster. She also edited award-winning and national book club pick authors including Salma El-Wardany, Destiny O. Birdsong, Yusef Salaam and Claire Jiménez, among others. She is interested in character and voice-driven fiction, and novels that examine identity and contemporary life, and amplify BI&POC voices. Seema previously helmed the digital imprint Byliner at Pronoun, a publishing start-up, and was an independent editor for several years. She began her editorial career at Pamela Dorman Books and Scribner, but before editing books, she was selling them in a small seaside bookstore in her Australian hometown, which actually sounds like the perfect beginning to a novel.