Terezia Cicel joined Viking in 2018, after several years at Knopf and Blue Rider Press. She acquires serious and narrative nonfiction in a wide range of topics, including history, science, cultural criticism, true crime, language, and more. She likes books with a strong point of view and history with a fresh relevance to the present day. Her authors include Daisy Dunn, Valerie Fridland, Susan Jonusas, Jonathan Kaufman, Vaclav Smil, and Vincent Schilling. She hails from Slovakia by way of Massachusetts and is a graduate of New York University.