Eamon Dolan, Vice President and Executive Editor
Eamon Dolan joined Simon & Schuster in 2018 as Vice President and Executive Editor. Among the books he has acquired, edited, and championed throughout his three-decade editorial career are: 3 Nights in August by Buzz Bissinger; Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin; The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins; Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer; The Idea Factory by Jon Gertner; How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman; Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser; Lincoln's Melancholy by Joshua Wolf Shenk, Beautiful Boy by David Sheff; Ghost Fleet by P.W. Singer and August Cole; and Fosse by Sam Wasson. Other authors he's edited include Paul Tough, Garry Wills, Donna Leon, Paul Theroux, John Lewis Gaddis, Lisa See, and James Carroll.
Eamon began his publishing career in 1986 at HarperCollins, working as an editorial assistant for Larry Ashmead. Since then, he has worked at Houghton Mifflin, Penguin Press, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt again, where his imprint, Eamon Dolan Books, regularly published wildly successful books, including his most recent New York Times bestseller Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O’Brien.
At Simon & Schuster, Eamon wants to continue to identify, edit, and publish some of the best writers and thinkers in the culture—authors whose works are relevant to understanding our times and how they are changing, and capable of being just as meaningful in the future as they are today. His interests range from current affairs to science to narrative history to psychology and popular culture, but all his books are united by their intention to palpably change readers' minds.