Pamela Dorman Books Team

Penguin: Because Reading Matters

Maya Petrillo-Fernandez, Editorial Assistant

Maya Petrillo-Fernandez joined Viking and Pamela Dorman Books in March 2024, assisting Terezia Cicel and Seema Mahanian. Previously, Maya taught high school English in her hometown of NYC before pivoting to publishing as an assistant at Folio Literary Management. She enjoys character-driven fiction, narrative nonfiction, and literature across genres that sheds light on lesser-known histories.

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Seema Mahanian, Senior Editor

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,…

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Marie Michels, Associate Editor

Marie Michels (she/her) joined Pamela Dorman Books in 2020, after beginning her career in literary agencies. She has been fortunate to work with a wide range of authors, from New York Times bestsellers Ashley Audrain and Clare Pooley to the late, revered spy novelist John le Carré. She is a graduate of the University of…

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Jeramie Orton, Senior Editor

Jeramie Orton (she/her) is an associate editor at Pamela Dorman Books/Viking; she’s seeking upmarket commercial fiction (both contemporary and historical), fresh dystopian narratives, elevated rom-coms, and domestic thrillers. She is particularly keen to see stories from around the globe, as well as contemporary narratives that are rooted in, or explore the identity of, the New American South.

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Pamela Dorman, Senior Vice President and Publisher

Pamela Dorman is Vice President and Publisher of Pamela Dorman Books/Viking. In her more than 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 and The Giver of Stars 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.

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