Dawn Davis, Vice President and Publisher
Since launching 37Ink, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, in April 2013, Dawn Davis has published Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, winner of a 2019 Whiting Award, the National Book Award finalist, Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, the national bestseller Heart Talk by internationally recognized poet and artist Cleo Wade, and several New York Times bestsellers, including The Butler: A Witness to History by Wil Haygood, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae, creator of HBO’s Insecure, and I Can’t Make This Up by Kevin Hart. For twelve years prior to joining Atria, she had been at HarperCollins, directing the Amistad imprint, where she published numerous well-known, highly acclaimed bestselling authors, including Edward P. Jones, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Known World.
Areas of Interest:
Fiction (Literary), Narrative Nonfiction, Memoir, HistoryBACK