Dawn Davis


Dawn Davis is the Vice President and Publisher of 37 INK, an imprint within the Atria Publishing Group at Simon & Schuster. Her first book, The Butler: A Witness to History, was a New York Times bestseller. For twelve years, she had been at HarperCollins, directing the Amistad imprint. During her time at Amistad, she published numerous well-known, highly acclaimed bestselling authors, including Edward P. Jones, author of The Known World, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle, and the IMPAC Awards for Fiction; Chris Gardner, whose life story was published as the memoir The Pursuit of Happyness and the inspiration for the popular motion picture starring Will Smith; Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of Wench: A Novel; and Attica Locke, author of Black Water Rising, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction. She has also worked on reprint editions of contemporary American classics written by Peter Matthiessen, James Ellroy, and Elizabeth Stout. Dawn lives in New York City with her family and, spends as much of the summer as she can on Martha’s Vineyard.

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