The Dial Press publishes books driven by the heart: emotionally affecting works of memoir, narrative nonfiction, and fiction that tell stories of self-revelation, help us connect with others, and offer fresh, intimate, and inspiring perspectives. We are an imprint of Random House.
Who We Are
Whitney Frick, Editorial Director. Prior to arriving at Dial, Whitney was an Executive Editor at Flatiron Books and an editor at Scribner where she published the #1 New York Times bestsellers Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle, What I Know For Sure and The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey, as well as the New York Times bestsellers The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner, Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Katy Butler, How Not to Die by Michael Greger, MD, Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle, and The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais, which was adapted into a feature film starring Helen Mirren and produced by Steven Spielberg.
Annie Chagnot, Senior Editor. Before joining the Dial Press, Annie edited a diverse range of books at Spiegel & Grau, including All the Names They Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva; How Lovely the Ruins: Inspirational Poems and Words for Difficult Times; and the New York Times bestseller, The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. She is also the editor of the forthcoming Random House titles Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Search for Justice in Indian Country by journalist Sierra Crane Murdoch and Below the Edge of Darkness, a memoir by marine biologist and MacArthur fellow Edith Widder. Annie’s first books for The Dial Press will be Comedy Central executive Tara Schuster’s Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies and thru-hiker Carrot Quinn’s memoir The Sunset Route.
Katy Nishimoto, Senior Editor, joins the Dial Press after ten years at WME, where she worked with #1 New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award-winner Jacqueline Woodson (Red At the Bone, Another Brooklyn, Brown Girl Dreaming); #1 New York Times bestselling author Glennon Doyle (Love Warrior); bestselling author and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Abby Wambach (Wolfpack); comedian Cameron Esposito (Save Yourself); bestselling author and five-time Coretta Scott King award-winner Sharon M. Draper (Out of My Mind); gun reform activist and co-founder of March For Our Lives Emma Gonzalez; founder of MuslimGirl.com Amani Al-Khatahtbeh (Muslim Girl); SNL cast member Melissa Villaseñor; and writer, producer and actor Ashly Perez (Read This for Inspiration).
Rose Fox, Associate Editor. Before joining the Dial Press, Rose was a bookseller at Barnes & Noble, and an Assistant Editor in the Crown Publishing Group, where she worked with New York Times bestselling authors Gillian Flynn, Fatima Farheen Mirza, Terry McMillan, Anthony Marra, Cynthia Bond, and John Boyne. Rose was also the editorial liaison between Sarah Jessica Parker and Crown for Parker’s eponymous imprint, SJP for Hogarth. Rose’s first book for The Dial Press will be Columbia Journalism School MA Irene Muchemi-Ndiritu’s debut coming-of-age novel, Lucky Girl.
Clio Seraphim, Associate Editor working on books for both the Random House and Dial Press imprints. In addition to providing editorial assistance and collaboration with bestselling authors such as Ruth Reichl and Gary Shteyngart, poet Olivia Gatwood, and acclaimed novelist Ann Napolitano, she has her own list of writers whose upcoming titles she is editing, including debut novelist Diane Zinna and thriller writer Helen Monks Takhar for Random House, and Alexi Pappas and Marissa Mullen for the Dial Press. Clio was previously at WME|IMG, where she assisted the co-head of the global book department.
Avideh Bashirrad, VP, Deputy Publisher for Random House, One World, Dial Press, and Hogarth. She oversees publishing strategy and operations, working in tandem with an exceptional team of Editors, Marketers, and Publicists to launch and position books into the marketplace. Avideh was formerly the Director of Marketing at Random House where she lead campaigns for a range of bestselling authors like Laura Hillenbrand, Curtis Sittenfeld, E.L. Doctorow, Charles Duhigg, and Jay Z.
Susan Kamil, Executive Vice President and Publisher of the Random House imprint within the Random House Publishing Group. In addition to her managerial responsibilities overseeing the Little Random, Dial Press, Hogarth, and One World imprints, Susan also edits her own list, which includes such authors as Pulitzer Prize winners Elizabeth Strout, Hisham Matar, and Paul Harding, Gary Shteyngart, Michael Cunningham, Allegra Goodman, Grace Coddington, Helen Simonson, Rachel Joyce, Ruth Reichl, and Darin Strauss.