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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, History

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