atria publishing group

Atria, defined as “central living spaces open to the air and sky,” perfectly describes the mission of this innovative publisher. Founded in 2002, Atria was from the start intended to be an environment where new ideas could flourish, the best writers of fiction and nonfiction could thrive and connect with an ever-widening readership, and the best practices of traditional publishing could be integrated with cutting-edge developments in the digital world. In short, a place where great books could come to light.

In the years that have followed, the Atria Publishing Group has realized this vision with its creative and motivated staff acquiring, publishing, and marketing a list of successful and highly acclaimed books, many of them award-winners and bestsellers. At Atria, brand-name authors soar to new heights while the finest new voices—the bestsellers of tomorrow—are discovered and nurtured with an eye toward a limitless future. Among the many successful authors Atria is proud to publish are Fredrik Backman, Rhonda Byrne, Jack Carr, Common, Armando Lucas Correa, Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills, Philippa Gregory, Dallas Hartwig, Maria Hinojosa, Lisa Jewell, Thomas Keneally, Karen Kingsbury, William Kent Krueger, Shirley MacLaine, Dr. Michael Mosley, Signe Pike, Rebecca Serle, Diane Setterfield, Brad Thor, Tina Turner, Cleo Wade, Jennifer Weiner, and Zane.

The Atria Publishing Group publishes books for readers of all tastes and interests under these imprints:  Atria Books, Atria Trade Paperbacks, Atria Books Espanol, Washington Square Press, Emily Bestler Books, Atria/Beyond Words, Howard Books, and One Signal.

Publishing Office

Libby McGuire
Senior Vice President, Publisher

Libby McGuire was named Senior Vice President, Publisher of the Atria Publishing Group in April 2018. In her role she has responsibility for all the editorial and publishing activities of the group’s various hardcover and trade paperback imprints.

Ms. McGuire began her publishing career in 1992 in various positions at HarperCollins, before becoming a national account manager at Simon & Schuster. She joined Random House in 2000, where she was eventually named Executive Vice President and Publisher of Ballantine Bantam Dell. At Ballantine Bantam Dell, Ms. McGuire oversaw the publication annually of a list heavy with New York Times bestsellers, in fiction and nonfiction, from both new and established authors, and published the first Pulitzer Prize–winning book in Bantam’s history, TOMS RIVER by Dan Fagin. Notable and bestselling authors published under Ms. McGuire’s direction include Lee Child, Daniel Coyle, Rocco DiSpirito, Janet Evanovich, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Emily Giffin, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Kellerman, Dean Koontz, Debbie Macomber, Jodi Picoult, Leah Remini, Jenny Sanford and Danielle Steel. Ms. McGuire was also responsible for the group’s licensed publishing programs ranging from the “Star Wars” franchise to ESPN Books, and imprints including One World, Presidio Press and Del Rey.

Prior to joining Simon & Schuster, Ms. McGuire was a literary agent at The Gernert Company.

Ms. McGuire is a graduate of Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She is on the board of Women's Media Group, and lives in Manhattan with her family.

Suzanne Donahue
Vice President and Associate Publisher

Suzanne Donahue oversees the marketing campaigns for Atria Books, Washington Square Press, Atria/Beyond Words, Strebor Books, Keywords Press, Enliven Books, and Atria Español, and acts as a liaison between editorial and sales and editorial and marketing.

Kitt Reckord-Mabicka
Administrative Coordinator

Kitt works with Libby McGuire. She manages the publisher’s schedule and acts as a go-between for all departments.

Mike Zeko
Publishing Assistant

Mike joined Atria in April 2019 and assists Suzanne Donahue in the publishing office. In his role, Mike performs administrative duties, tracks industry trends, and acts as an interdepartmental liaison. He’ll read anything, and everything. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Texas Christian University.


Lindsay Sagnette
Vice President and Editorial Director

Lindsay Sagnette is Vice President and Editorial Director of Atria Books and Washington Square Press. Prior to her current role, she was Editorial Director for Fiction at Crown, Hogarth, and SJP for Hogarth imprints. Over her career she has edited and acquired a distinguished and eclectic list of titles that garnered critical acclaim, prestigious awards and nominations, and major bestseller status, including Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena and other works by Anthony Marra, I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan, Oprah Book Pick Ruby by Cynthia Bond, Howard Jacobson’s Man Booker Prize finalist J, and her most recent New York Times bestseller, Fatima Farheen Mirza’s A Place for Us. In her first year at Atria, she has acquired new books by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell, Rebecca Serle’s unforgettable love story, In Five Years, and Anna Bruno’s literary debut Ordinary Hazards.

Areas of Interest: Literary Fiction, Book Club Fiction, Thrillers/Suspense, Memoir

Authors Include: Jennifer Weiner, Lisa Jewell, Rebecca Serle, Anna Bruno, Gillian Flynn, Anthony Marra, Terry McMillan, Fatima Farheen Mirza, Eliza Kennedy, Edan Lepucki, Jonathan Miles, Cynthia Bond, Howard Jacobson


Fiora joined Atria in July 2019. Prior to assisting Lindsay Sagnette, she held an editorial position at Henry Holt, where she worked on a range of non-fiction titles, including Bill McKibben and Michael Wolff. She holds a B.A. in Spanish, translation, and creative writing from Princeton University and is a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course (2018). She is drawn to both fiction and non-fiction featuring dark humor, unusual women, and a dash of pop culture.

Areas of Interest: Literary Fiction and Upmarket Women’s Fiction; Literature in Translation; Narrative Nonfiction, Memoir, Popular Culture, and Essays

Vice President And Editor-in-Chief

Peter Borland, Vice President & Editor-in-Chief of Atria Books, Washington Square Press, and Howard Books, joined Atria in 2004 after serving in various editorial capacities at Dutton and Ballantine. At Atria, he acquired the #1 New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, as well as Mr. Backman’s subsequent bestselling novels, including My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, Us Against You, and the forthcoming Anxious People. Other novelists on his list include Joseph Kanon, Thomas Keneally, William Kent Krueger, Sean Penn, and Christina Schwarz. His nonfiction books include My Love Story by Tina Turner, Unbearable Lightness by Portia De Rossi, I’m Over All That by Shirley MacLaine, The Price of Illusion by Joan Juliet Buck, iGen by Jean Twenge, and History of a Suicide by Jill Bialosky. A graduate of Haverford College, he is also an Adjunct Instructor at NYU’s School of Professional Studies where he teaches the Introduction to Book Publishing class in the fall semester.

Areas of Interest: Commercial and Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction

Authors Include: Fredrik Backman, Brian Banks, Jill Bialosky, Robert Bilott, Joan Juliet Buck, Jon Clinch, Simon Garfield, Sara Gran, Joseph Kanon, Thomas Keneally, William Kent Krueger, Shirley MacLaine, Niklas Natt och Dag, Christina Schwarz, Tina Turner

Trish Todd
Vice President, Executive Editor

Trish Todd joined Atria in January 2019, coming over from the Touchstone imprint where she worked as Executive Editor and for 15 years as Editor-in-Chief. She has also worked at Simon & Schuster, Dell Publishing, The Berkeley Publishing Group, Pocket Books, and briefly as a literary agent and as a publicist. Her New York Times bestsellers include many novels by #1 bestselling author Philippa Gregory; Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon; PEN/Hemingway Finalist In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner; New York Times Notable Book Carry the One by Carol Anshaw; The Kitchen House and Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom; The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell (which became a movie directed by and starring James Franco); F*ck Feelings by Dr. Michael I. Bennett and Sarah Bennett; Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin; and Elements of Style by Erin Gates.

Areas of Interest: Literary and book club fiction and psychology, memoir, history, humor, pop culture, and lifestyle

Authors Include: Philippa Gregory, Reese Witherspoon, Vaddey Ratner, Carol Anshaw, Susan Rebecca White, Signe Pike, Zeyn Joukhadar, Stella Tillyard, Kathleen Grissom, Mary Laura Philpott, Erin Gates, Gareth Russell, Anna Pasternak, Linda Kay Klein, Iyanla Vanzant, Janet Skeslien Clark and Megan Campisi

Rakesh Satyal
Senior Editor

Rakesh Satyal acquires a broad range of nonfiction with an emphasis on narrative-driven books, as well as general fiction and fiction in translation. Satyal began his career at Random House (at what was then known as the Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group), then spent five years at HarperCollins. He has acquired and edited numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Furious Love by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger, Tori Amos: Piece by Piece by the singer-songwriter Tori Amos and Ann Powers, Follow Me by Ricky Dillon, I Can’t Date Jesus by Michael Arceneaux, Holding by Graham Norton, Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa, and It Gets Worse by Shane Dawson (the last two of which debuted at #1). He also edited Terry Castle’s The Professor, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2011, and Michael Ausiello’s Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies, which is currently being developed into a feature film by the actor Jim Parsons. Satyal has been on the advisory committee for the annual PEN World Voices Festival and has taught in the publishing program at New York University, and he currently sits on the board of Lambda Literary. He holds a degree in Comparative Literature from Princeton University.

Areas of Interest: Nonfiction, Celebrity, Memoir, Pop Culture, Digital Influencers, Emerging Trends, Literary Fiction, Literature in Translation

Authors Include: Tori Amos, Michael Arceneaux, Michael Ausiello, Guy Branum, Keah Brown, Paolo Cognetti, Common, Siddharth Dube, Joey Graceffa, Marcia Gay Harden, Evan James, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Janet Mock, Joan Morgan, Graham Norton, Mark Obmascik, Daniel Mallory Ortberg, Bradford Pearson, Joy Press, Anuradha Roy, Jake Shears, Dana Stevens, Tiffany Tsao

Senior Editor

Stephanie Hitchcock joined Atria in October 2019. She began her publishing career at Dutton and was most recently an Editor at Harper and Harper Business. Stephanie specializes in practical and narrative nonfiction from leading journalists, academics, and thought leaders that tackle big ideas and offer solutions to life’s challenges in the workplace and at home. She has published critically acclaimed and bestselling titles such as The Person You Mean to Be by Dolly Chugh, Ultralearning by Scott Young, You Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham, and All the Rage by Darcy Lockman.

LEah Miller
Executive Editor

Leah Miller focuses that help people feel better about their bodies and their lives. She has edited and published award-winning and bestselling prescriptive and narrative nonfiction books throughout her career including books by Bill Nye, Vishen Lakhiani, Hilaria Baldwin, Pedram Shojai, Shaun T, Mira Bartok, Julia Scheeres, and many others. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars program, Leah lives in Westchester with her husband and two children.

Areas of Interest: Health, Wellness, Personal Transformation, Relationships, Parenting, Productivity, Inspiration

Authors Include: Dr. Mike Moreno, Dr. Michael Mosley, Dallas Hartwig, Gary Zukav, Erin Gardner, Collette Heimowitz, Dr. Wendy Suzuki

Michelle Herrera Mulligan
Senior Editor

Michelle Herrera Mulligan is a senior editor who has published groundbreaking fiction and non-fiction including former inmate Cyntoia Brown-Long's buzzworthy memoir Free Cyntoia; Preethaji and Krishnaji's bestselling The Four Sacred Secrets, and award-winning author Susan Abulhawa's much anticipated latest novel, Against The Loveless World.

Areas of Interest: Upmarket and Literary fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Literature in Translation, Spirituality, History, Inspiration

Authors Include: Ilia Calderón, Maria Hinojosa, Preethaji and Krishnaji, Laura Lee, Zulema Arroyo-Farley, Chiquis Rivera, Koa Beck, Rosemary Gladstar, Cyntoia Brown-Long, Catherine Hernandez, Laura Lee, Susie Carder, and Rachel Ricketts


Daniella Wexler joined the company in the fall of 2011 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2018, she was named a Publishers Weekly Star Watch finalist. In her role at Atria, she acquires and edits literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. Daniella is particularly drawn to cultural explorations, multi-generational sagas, moral dilemmas and unconventional storytelling. She appreciates a healthy dose of suspense and is not afraid of the dark.

Areas of Interest: Literary and Upmarket Fiction; Memoir; Narrative Nonfiction

Authors Include: Dana Czapnik, Armando Correa, Jess Kidd, Soraya Chemaly, Finola Austin, Emuna Elon, Chloe Benjamin, Matt Gallagher, Moriel Rothman-Zecher, Anuradha Bhagwati, Carola Lovering


Kaitlin Olson joined Atria in January 2019. She acquires a broad range of fiction in the suspense, upmarket women’s fiction, and historical fiction categories and is also looking for narrative non-fiction and memoir projects. She has edited the Edgar Award-nominated The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs, Book of the Month Club selection The Winter Sister by Megan Collins, and beloved, acclaimed summer reads Playing with Matches and Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein and This Is Home by Lisa Duffy. She loves a fresh hook, unusual structures, and stylish writing. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and began her career at the Simon & Schuster imprint.

Areas of Interest: suspense, historical fiction, upmarket women’s fiction, literary fiction, memoir, narrative non-fiction

Authors Include: Anita Abriel, Katherine Collette, Megan Collins, Lisa Duffy, Roxanna Elden, Chris Hammer, Madeleine Henry, Nova Jacobs, Crystal King, Allie Larkin, Hannah Orenstein, Rachel Rhys, Lucinda Riley, and Martha Waters

Amar Deol

Amar Deol began his publishing career at Simon & Schuster’s flagship imprint, where he worked with numerous Pulitzer Prize-winning authors including Doris Kearns Goodwin, Bob Woodward and Richard Rhodes. His upcoming titles include Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s Knicks by Chris Herring, The Newlyweds: Young Love in India by Mansi Choksi and Mitch, Please!: How Mitch McConnell Sold out Kentucky (and America, Too) by Matt Jones & Chris Tomlin.

Areas of Interest: Narrative Nonfiction, Sports, Politics, Film, Current Affairs, Music, Pop Culture, History, Memoir, True Crime and Cultural Criticism

Authors Include: Chris Herring, Mansi Choksi, Tareq Azim, Seth Davis, Matt Jones, Chris Tomlin, Mona Gable, Nathan Grayson, Ali Winston, Darwin BondGraham, Abraham Riesman, May Jeong, Michael Arkush, Gene Wojciechowski, Kirk Herbstreit, and Scottie Pippen

Loan Le
Associate Editor

Loan Le is an associate editor at Atria Books. She began her editorial career at Gallery Books and Scout Press, then joined Atria in 2016. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Fairfield University in 2014, where she later earned her MFA in fiction writing. Loan is looking for upmarket and literary fiction with elements of magical realism or folklore; horror; family mystery/drama; and psychological dread. She is drawn to stories that have misfit characters and dark and unsettling atmospheres; the eerier the story, the more likely she’ll like it. Other spark words: hauntings, diverse voices, refugee and immigrant experience, Vietnam War, sisterhood, clever plot twists, and unlikely friendships.

For nonfiction, she’s interested subjects that are strange and obscure but still have universal impact.

Areas of Interest: Fiction - literary, historical, psychological thrillers, and upmarket women’s fiction. Nonfiction that focuses on the human behavior in an entertaining way.

Authors Include: Sarah Langan, Meredith Westgate, Gwen Florio, Dylan Marron, Roxanne Veletzos, and Marjolijn van Heemstra


Melanie Iglesias is an associate editor at Atria Books. She joined the company in 2015 as part of the Simon & Schuster Associates Program, and has worked with debut, celebrity, and New York Times bestselling authors in English and Spanish across fiction and nonfiction genres. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, and an M.S. in Publishing: Digital and Print Media from New York University’s School of Professional Studies.Melanie is passionate about own voices and incidental diversity, and loves contemporary fiction with a dash of Sci-Fi/Fantasy or Magical Realism grounded in our seemingly ordinary world. She is drawn to multilayered, voicey characters and beautiful, immersive writing with a commercial hook. She assists Michelle Herrera Mulligan, Senior Editor.

Areas of Interest: Upmarket or Quality Commercial Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Alternate History, Memoirs, Essays, Popular Science, Pop Culture

Authors Include:  LeJuan James, Félix J. Palma, Armando Lucas Correa (Spanish), Reyna Grande (Spanish), Elvira Sastre, Kim Renfro

Sean Delone
Assistant Editor

Sean joined Atria in 2017. He holds a B.A. in economics with high honors from Guilford College and is a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course. In his time at Atria he has supported the publications of New York Times bestselling authors Fredrik Backman, Joseph Kanon, Isabel Allende, Thomas Keneally, among others. He’s also worked on the New York Times bestselling This Tender Land: A Novel by William Kent Krueger and Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPont by Robert Bilott, whose life story is the basis for the film Dark Waters.

Areas of Interest: Literary Fiction, Mystery/Suspense, Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Business/Economics, Sociology/Current Events, History

Authors Include: Clint Emerson, Axel Linden, Tony Gaskins, Chris White, Erik Malinowksi, Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken, Jack Shafer

Emily Bestler Books

Emily Bestler
Senior Vice President And Editor-in-Chief

Emily attended Barnard College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor’s degree in English, and received her MA in English from Columbia University. After attending New York University’s Publishing Program, she began her career at Macmillan Books and then moved to Random House where she became a Senior Editor. Emily was named Editorial Director of Pocket Books and became Executive Editorial Director at Atria/Pocket Books. In 2011, she founded Emily Bestler Books, where she is a Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief.

Areas of Interest: Commercial Fiction, Memoir, General Nonfiction

Authors Include: Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, John Connolly, Terry Hayes, Caroline Kepnes, Nicolle Wallace, Isaac Marion, Sister Souljah, Matthew Betley

Lara Jones
Associate Editor

Lara joined Emily Bestler Books in 2015. Prior to assisting Emily, she held an editorial position at Europa Editions, working on a wide range of critically acclaimed and bestselling novels in translation. Raised in Portland, Oregon, Lara is a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course and Seattle University, where she studied English and Italian.

Areas of Interest: Upmarket Mysteries, Thrillers, Psychological Suspense, and Women’s Fiction; Literary Fiction; Literature in Translation; and Memoirs.

Authors Include: Zach Fehst, Lisa A. Nichols, Vanessa O’Brien, Melissa Croce

One Signal publishers

Julia Cheiffetz
Vice President and Publisher

Areas of Interest: Narrative Nonfiction, History, Memoir

Authors Include: Karen Abbott, Harold Bloom, Irin Carmon, Jason Fagone, Stanley Fish, Gilbert King, Gayle Lemmon, Alan Lichtman, Cass R. Sunstein, Katy Tur, Jessica Valenti, Jose Antonio Vargas, Abby Wambach, Sam Wasson


Nicholas Ciani joined One Signal in 2019. He fell in love with nonfiction storytelling as a Senior Editor at The Harvard Crimson. Prior to joining Atria, Nick worked at The New Yorker, Macmillan and, most recently, at Vigliano Associates where he represented authors and worked to develop fiction and nonfiction proposals for the agency.

Nick is a fan of policy debate, fringe comedy, cold brew coffee, and the New York Knicks. He is attracted to fresh voices and perspectives in narrative non-fiction, memoir, and history.

Marketing & Publicity

Kristin Fassler
Vice President, Director, Integrated Marketing

Kristin Fassler joined the Atria Publishing Group in August 2018, in the newly-created role of Vice-President and Director of Integrated Marketing, overseeing the merger of the marketing and publicity departments for a more unified and insights-driven approach. She was most recently the Director of Marketing for the Ballantine Bantam Dell division of Penguin Random House. Kristin speaks regularly about marketing and branding at publishing events such as PubTechConnect and Book Expo America; at academic institutions including New York University and the Yale School of Management; and at consumer and marketing industry conferences hosted by the Association of National Advertisers, Argyle Executive Forums and Brand Innovators Summits.


David Brown
Deputy Director of Publicity

David Brown has spearheaded the #1 New York Times bestselling campaigns of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and Jodi Picoult. Additionally, he has led publicity campaigns for Jack Carr, William Kent Krueger, John Lescroart and Adam Savage. In 2014 he helped launch the careers of Terry Hayes (I Am Pilgrim) and Caroline Kepnes (You, Hidden Bodies).

Lisa Sciambra
Deputy Director of Publicity

Lisa Sciambra joined Atria Books in October 2009 and enjoys coordinating publicity campaigns for a wide variety of books by bestselling authors including Rachael Ray, Jennifer Weiner, Kate Morton, Nicolle Wallace, Keywords Press author Joey Graceffa, and the #1 New York Times bestselling FastDiet franchise.

Joanna Pinsker
Deputy Director of Publicity

Joanna has worked in book publicity for twenty years, at many of the major publishing houses, including Random House, Basic Books, HarperCollins, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, with a focus on serious nonfiction, primarily history, politics, current events, narrative nonfiction, and biography. Some of the authors she has worked with over the years include JD Vance, Megyn Kelly, Michael Korda, Bill Bryson, Niall Ferguson, Senator Scott Brown, Liza Mundy, Douglas Brinkley, Harold Holzer, Ralph Nader, Margaret Drabble, George Will, Donna Brazile, and David Lehman. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, going to museums, watching the Yankees, and of course, reading!

Ariele Fredman
Associate Director of Publicity

Ariele joined Atria in 2010 and has launched New York Times bestselling publicity efforts for commercial, literary, mystery, and romantic fiction, as well as pop culture focused titles with Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar, writer and actress Issa Rae, and actor Russell Brand, among others. Some of her most notable authors include Fredrik Backman (A Man Called Ove, Beartown), Colleen Hoover (All Your Perfects, It Ends With Us), and Lisa Jewell (Then She Was Gone, I Found You). She also oversees publicity and tours for the Keywords Press imprint with digital talent such as New York Times bestsellers Shane Dawson and Connor Franta.

Associate Director of Publicity

Shida began her publishing career with Touchstone working as a publicist across both fiction and nonfiction lists. She has had the pleasure of working with Charlamagne tha God, Harriet Lerner, Laura McBride, R.L. Stine, Misty Copeland, Victoria Christopher Murray, Cary Elwes, Bethenny Frankel, Stan Lee and Cecile Richards. She is passionate about advocating great authors, books and exciting ways to promote their work.

Gena Lanzi

Gena joined Atria in January 2020 and since has worked on literary, commercial and debut fiction. She’s had the pleasure of handling publicity campaigns for award winning and bestselling authors including Zeyn Joukhadar, Cecily von Ziegesar, Christina Schwarz, and John Connolly as well as debut authors Anna Bruno and Finola Austin. A graduate of Salve Regina University with a B.A in Sociology & Anthropology, she previously worked at William Morrow.

Associate Publicist

Megan joined Atria in 2018 and works on a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles. She’s had the pleasure of handling publicity campaigns for authors including Signe Pike, Hannah Orenstein, Amy Poeppel, and Megan Collins, as well as assisting on campaigns for New York Times bestselling authors such as William Kent Krueger, Adam Savage, and Cecile Richards. A graduate of Susquehanna University and the Columbia Publishing Course, she previously worked at Touchstone Books and interned at Overlook Press.

Raaga Rajagopala
Publicity Assistant

Raaga started her role as Atria’s Publicity Assistant in 2019 after getting a BA in French Language & Linguistics from Binghamton University. She assists Joanna Pinsker with Publicity for Atria’s nonfiction titles and Kristin Fassler with Atria’s Marketing. She enjoys autobiographies and YA novels but particularly appreciates stories at the intersection(s) of femininity, queerness, immigration and race.


Dana Trocker
Director of Marketing

Dana Trocker joined Atria Books in August 2018 as Director of Marketing, where she oversees all of Atria’s marketing campaigns. She spent five years at the Simon & Schuster imprint where she planned and executed campaigns for bestselling fiction and non-fiction. She has worked with authors such as Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Alice Hoffman, Chris Cleave, Jennifer Weiner, Kate Morton, Lisa Halliday, Nina Riggs, Samin Nosrat, Susan Orlean, and Bob Dylan.

Maudee Genao
Marketing Assistant

Maudee joined Atria Books as Marketing Assistant in November of 2019, following editorial internships with HarperCollins Publishers and FinePrint Literary Management. She enjoys reading a range of genres but leans toward psychological thrillers, and can frequently be heard encouraging folks to get a library card.

Milena Brown
Assistant Director of Marketing

Milena joined Atria Books in June 2017. She was previously at Penguin Random House where she managed publicity campaigns for a wide array of authors including Mike Tyson, Phoebe Robinson, youtuber Mamrie Hart, music journalist Greil Marcus, pop culture writer Anne Helen Petersen and Pulitzer Prize winning writer Stephen Hunter. While in publicity at Atria Books she managed publicity campaigns for bestselling authors such as Alice Walker, Mark Nepo and Karin Tanabe. Milena joined the marketing department in 2019 where she develops and executes marketing campaigns for a variety of commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction.

Associate Marketing Manager

Isabel joined Atria in 2018 from Touchstone, where she assisted on marketing campaigns for several of the imprint’s titles, including New York Times bestselling books by Cecile Richards, Busy Philipps, and Reese Witherspoon. At Atria, she plans and executes marketing campaigns for a fiction and nonfiction alike, working with authors such as Philippa Gregory, Rebecca Serle, Signe Pike, Adam Savage, and Elvis Duran. She also helps manage social media campaigns and outreach, digital advertising, and imprint brand building.

Managing Editorial

Paige Lytle
Associate Managing Editor

Paige Lytle joined Atria in March 2016 and oversees the entire production process from manuscript to finished book. She has a degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas and graduated from New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute in 2015.

Jessie McNiel
Assistant Managing Editor

Jessie McNiel joined Atria in May 2018. She received her B.A. in English literature from Washington University in St. Louis and her M.F.A. from Columbia University. She assists Paige Lytle in managing the production process for Atria and Howard titles.

Iris Chen
Managing Editorial Assistant

Iris Chen joined Atria Books in August 2019 after completing the Columbia Publishing Course. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a bachelor of arts degree in English literature and a minor in creative writing. She has traveled extensively, taking opportunities to intern at publications and agencies in vibrant cities like Shanghai and London. True to her name, Iris is dedicated to bringing vision and color to the world of publishing. She currently assists Paige Lytle in managing reprints.


James Iacobelli
art director

James Iacobelli is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and has worked for Harper Collins and St. Martin's Press before joining Atria as Art Director.

Min Choi
Art Director, Howard Books

Min Choi joined the Adult Art Department as a Senior Designer in 2003. In her current role as Art Director, she is responsible for directing and designing covers for Atria Books, Howard Books, and Gallery/Pocket Books.

Throughout her career at Atria, has created covers for acclaimed bestselling authors Karen Kingsbury, Douglas Kennedy, Roma Downey, Isaac Mario, and Devon Franklin. Before her position here at Atria, Min was Senior Designer at Random House, Inc, where she designed covers for bestselling authors Linda Howard, Louis Begley, Tracy Hogg and J. R. R. Tolkien; and designed covers for the acclaimed Star Wars Book Series and The Lord of the Rings Book Series. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts.


Nicole Bond
VP, Director of Subsidiary Rights

Nicole Bond joined Atria as the VP, Director of Subsidiary Rights in May 2019. She has worked in the rights departments of the Hachette Book Group and the Random House Publishing Group and has handled the rights for authors such as Thomas Harris, Admiral William McRaven, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Gwyneth Paltrow and Senator Edward M. Kennedy. A graduate of Barnard College, she started her career as a literary scout with Maria B. Campbell Associates.

Sara Bowne
Subsidiary Rights Coordinator

Sara joined Atria in November 2014. She works with Nicole Bond and concentrates on licensing domestic rights for all Atria titles. She holds a BA in English from CUNY Queens College and a Certificate in Book Publishing from NYU SCPS.

Kathryn Toolan
Subsidiary Rights Assistant

Kathryn joined Atria Books in January 2019. She was previously at Writers House and Dalkey Archive Press. She is a graduate of University College Dublin, where she studied English with Economics. She assists Nicole Bond with international licensing for Atria titles.