The Ballantine Books Group, part of the Random House family, publishes a wide range of fiction and nonfiction that entertains, informs, and inspires. Our goal is to seek out and cultivate the most compelling, varied, and distinctive storytellers—and to bring their work to the broadest possible audience of readers. Our list is comprised of several imprints, including Ballantine, Bantam, Dell, and Delacorte.
Ballantine was founded in 1952 by legendary publishers Ian and Betty Ballantine. From the beginning, we have sought out authors whose work is defined by the intersection of quality and wide appeal. Our list features many bestselling authors, including perennials such as Jodi Picoult, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Isabel Allende, Andy Weir, Ernest Cline, Emily Giffin, Jonathan Kellerman, Terry McMillan, Paula McLain, Debbie Macomber, Martha Hall Kelly, Josie Silver, and Lisa Wingate, as well as newly established talents: Linda Holmes, Frances Cha, Christy Lefteri, and forthcoming titles from Cleyvis Natera, Charmaine Wilkerson, Annie Hartnett, Nita Prose and Jennifer E. Smith, among others. Our nonfiction list includes bestselling authors such as Lauren Graham, R. Eric Thomas, Emily Nagoski, Elizabeth Letts, Lisa Damour, André Leon Talley, Carol Dweck, Alison Weir, Glory Edim, and forthcoming titles from Yamiche Alcindor, Rachel Cargle, Laura McKowen, Eduardo Briceño, and Dr. Joy Bradford.