Penguin Press Team

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Matt Boyd, VP, Associate Publisher, Director of Marketing

Matthew Boyd is the VP, Associate Publisher, and Director of Marketing at Penguin Press. He has been with Penguin since 2005 and has previously worked at Riverhead Books, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, and in Penguin corporate.

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Caroline Sydney, Associate Editor

Caroline Sydney is an Assistant Editor at Penguin Press. Previously, she was an Editorial Assistant at Other Press and joined Penguin Press in 2017.

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Mia Council, Associate Editor

Mia Council is an Associate Editor at Penguin Press, which she joined as an Editorial Assistant in 2017.

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Casey Denis, Editor

Casey Denis is an Editor at Penguin Press. She began her career in publishing at McGraw-Hill, and joined Penguin Press as an Editorial Assistant in 2015.

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Juli Kiyan, Editor and Associate Director of Publicity

Juli Kiyan is an Editor and Associate Director of Publicity at Penguin Press. She began her career at Scribner and joined Penguin Press in 2011. She has worked in publicity for over a decade, and her role recently expanded to acquire and edit titles.

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Kiara Barrow, Senior Editor

Kiara Barrow is a Senior Editor at Penguin Press, where she returned in 2022. She is also co-founder and co-editor of The Drift.

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William Heyward, Senior Editor

William Heyward is a Senior Editor at Penguin Press, and previously worked in the editorial department of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group and at Maria B. Campbell Associates.

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Emily Cunningham, Senior Editor

Emily Cunningham is a Senior Editor at Penguin Press, which she joined after more than four years at Harper. She began her publishing career at Grove/Atlantic. She is a native of the Boston area and lives in Brooklyn.

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Virginia Smith Younce, Executive Editor

Virginia Smith Younce is an Executive Editor at Penguin Press. She began her career in book publishing at Simon & Schuster in 2006, and in 2008 was named Associate Editor at Ecco/HarperCollins. She joined Penguin Press in 2009.

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John Burnham Schwartz, Editor-at-Large

John Burnham Schwartz is the author of six acclaimed novels, including The Red Daughter, The Commoner, and Reservation Road, which was made into a film based on his screenplay. A recipient of a Lyndhurst Prize for mastery in the art of fiction, his books have been translated into twenty languages, and he has done extensive…

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