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Lisset Lanza, Editorial Assistant

Lisset Lanza joined Dutton in April 2022 as an editorial assistant. She previously reported on local news and politics and her published magazine work is focused on health and lifestyle content. Lisset hopes to acquire voice-driven literary and commercial fiction with a focus on cultural critique and family dynamics. She’s interested in themes of mysticism,…

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Grace Layer, Editorial Assistant

Grace Layer joined Dutton in January 2021 as an editorial assistant. Previously, she worked as an agent assistant at Empire Literary, in addition to interning at Grove Atlantic and the Carol Mann Agency. On the nonfiction side, Grace is looking for narrative nonfiction by journalists or experts in their field, particularly in the areas of…

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Lexy Cassola, Associate Editor

Lexy Cassola joined Dutton in February 2018 and is an associate editor acquiring fiction. She is seeking true-to-life literary and upmarket novels focused on personal relationships and communities; dark humor; and character and setting-driven suspense. Lexy’s recent and upcoming Dutton titles include Our Little World by Karen Winn, a debut coming-of-age story about two sisters in the aftermath…

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Cassidy Sachs, Editor

Cassidy Sachs joined Dutton in 2017 and has a list that’s all about empowerment. She is especially keen to acquire narrative disrupting nonfiction and books that flip the script in some way across the genres of journalism and history, as well as expert-led investigations written by trailblazing scholars. She is also seeking commercial fiction that…

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Amber Oliver, Editor

Amber Oliver is as an Editor at Tiny Reparations Books, Dutton, and Plume at Penguin Random House, where she is interested in voicey, sharp, atmospheric literary and upmarket commercial fiction as well as narrative nonfiction, memoir, poetry and essay collections. She is particularly focused on amplifying stories from underrepresented voices. Recent and forthcoming titles include…

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Pilar Garcia-Brown, Senior Editor

Pilar Garcia-Brown joined Dutton as a Senior Editor in September 2021. Previously, she worked at Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She concentrates on fiction in multiple categories, as well as the occasional narrative nonfiction. She’s interested in voice and character-driven fiction that upends expectation or plays with genre, and is especially drawn to novels that tackle urgent, contemporary…

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Lindsey Rose, Executive Editor

Lindsey Rose joined Dutton in January 2019 as an executive editor with a particular focus on upmarket and commercial fiction as well as thrillers, crime, and suspense. Recent and upcoming titles include Abi Daré’s powerful voice-driven Nigeria-set debut The Girl with the Louding Voice, which was a New York Times bestseller and a #ReadWithJenna Today Show book club…

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Brent Howard, Executive Editor

Brent Howard joined Dutton in March 2017, specializing in nonfiction with a focus on history, biography, military, politics and food. In a career spanning seventeen years, he has worked with a wide range of authors, including Martin Dugard, Alex Kershaw, Daniel Stone, John C. McManus, Luke Barr, William C. Davis, James Donovan, Josh Ireland, David…

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Maya Ziv, Executive Editor

Maya Ziv is an Executive Editor at Dutton, Penguin Random House, where she focuses on commercial and literary fiction and select narrative nonfiction. Her authors include New York Times bestselling authors Hank Green, Riley Sager, Adriana Trigiani, Karma Brown, and Erika Johansen, and some recent titles include Ilana Masad’s critically acclaimed debut novel, All My Mother’s…

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Jill Schwartzman, Editorial Director

Jill Schwartzman joined Dutton in January 2012 with a mandate to acquire platform, publicity, and voice-driven nonfiction, with a focus on celebrity, pop culture, memoir, humor, music, biography, and narrative nonfiction. Recent and upcoming Dutton titles include Nick Offerman’s fifth New York Times bestseller Where the Deer and the Antelope Play, Drew Barrymore’s second New…

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