Mission

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, VP, Editorial Director. Whitney has focused her editorial career on helping to shape, magnify, and promote the voices of women. At Dial, Whitney has published several critically-lauded and bestselling books, including the internationally bestselling feminist essay collection Notes to Self by Emilie Pine; Life of the Party, a boundary-pushing poetry collection by Olivia Gatwood; the New York Times bestselling novel, Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano; and the Reese Witherspoon Book Club Selection and blockbuster bestseller, Untamed by Glennon Doyle.

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 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. For the Dial Press Annie has edited Tara Schuster’s Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies and the forthcoming titles, The Sunset Route, a memoir by thru-hiker Carrot Quinn and The Power of Fun by Catherine Price.

Maya Millett, Senior Editor. Before joining Dial in 2021, Maya spent several years as an independent nonfiction editor and audio producer, collaborating with authors including Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl, cultural critic Rebecca Carroll, criminal justice reform activist Keeda Haynes, and New York Times bestselling essayist Hanif Abdurraqib. Maya also worked for five years as an executive book editor at StoryCorps, editing the organization’s anthologies published in partnership with the Penguin Press. During her tenure at StoryCorps, Maya also served as the executive producer of StoryCorps Animation, producing animated short films for PBS based on StoryCorps’ NPR broadcasts, several of which earned Peabody and Columbia-duPont awards, and two News & Documentary Emmy award nominations. Alongside her editorial work, Maya is also the founder of Race Women, a historical justice archive project that honors Black feminist foremothers from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Katy Nishimoto, Senior Editor, joined the Dial Press in 2019 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). Some of Katy’s early Dial acquisitions include: Hungry Hearts: Essays on Courage, Desire, and Belonging; the forthcoming novel Memphis by Tara Stringfellow; Queerly Beloved by Susie Dumond; and Brace for Impact by Gabe Montesanti.

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 bestselling authors Gillian Flynn, Fatima Farheen Mirza, Anthony Marra, Terry McMillan, and John Boyne. Rose was also the editorial liaison between Sarah Jessica Parker and Crown for Parker’s eponymous imprint, SJP for Hogarth. At Dial, Rose has provided editorial support for titles by New York Times bestselling authors Glennon Doyle and Ann Napolitano, as well as the forthcoming debut novel, The Sisters Sweet, by Elizabeth Weiss. Rose’s first book for The Dial Press will be Irene Muchemi-Ndiritu’s debut coming-of-age novel, Lucky Girl.

Clio Seraphim, Editor. In addition to providing editorial assistance and collaboration with bestselling and acclaimed authors such as Ruth Reichl, Gary Shteyngart, Joanne Ramos, and Ann Napolitano, Clio acquires titles across both the Random House and Dial Press imprints. She has recently published the thriller Precious You by Helen Monks Takhar, literary novel The All-Night Sun by Diane Zinna, and That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life by Marissa Mullen, founder of the Instagram sensation @ThatCheesePlate. Clio’s forthcoming titles include New York Times bestselling author Rachel Joyce’s new novel Miss Benson’s Beetle, Olympic runner Alexi Pappas’s memoir Bravey, private investigator Ellen McGarrahan’s true crime memoir Two Truths and a Lie, and poet Olivia Gatwood’s debut novel Whoever You Are, Honey. 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.