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The Del Rey Team


Tricia Narwani, Editor-in-Chief, She/Her
Tricia Narwani is the editor-in-chief of Del Rey Books. She has worked with authors including Pierce Brown, Wesley Chu, Saara el-Arifi, Kevin Hearne, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Josh Malerman, China Miéville, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Chuck Wendig, Kiersten White, and Heather Walter. She lives in Brooklyn.

Sarah Peed, Senior Editor, She/Her
Sarah Peed is a Senior Editor at Del Rey Books, where she works with authors like Max Brooks, Micaiah Johnson, Simon Jimenez, Emily Skrutskie, Bob Proehl, Rory Power, Dan Frey, D.L. Soria, and Delilah S. Dawson. She also works on licensed properties, including Lore Olympus, Minecraft, Critical Role, and Garfield. Much like the famous cartoon cat, she hates Mondays. She lives in Brooklyn.

Anne Groell, Executive Editor, She/Her
Anne Groell has been working in science fiction and fantasy publishing for close to thirty years—although she has been a devotee of the genre far longer. A brief flirtation with science (minus the fiction) intervened, and she received a B.A. in Biology from Yale University, and an M.S. in Developmental Biology from the University of California at Irvine before returning to her first true love: books. She started at Avon Books in 1992, moved on to Bantam Spectra in 1994, then was merged with the Del Rey team in 2008. She works with such authors as George R.R. Martin, Terry Brooks, Naomi Novik, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch, Peter F. Hamilton, and Connie Willis.  A native New Yorker, Anne was born in Manhattan, and now lives in the Bronx with her husband and daughter.


Scott Shannon, Publisher, He/Him
Since 2006, Scott Shannon has enjoyed his dream job as publisher of Del Rey books, where he has been proud to work alongside the best team in the industry, helping to publish some of the biggest authors and brands in science fiction and fantasy. In addition to his role as publisher of Del Rey, he serves as Director of Content Strategy for the Random House Group. He lives in Brooklyn.

Keith Clayton, Deputy Publisher, He/Him
Keith Clayton is the deputy publisher of Del Rey, where he has spent nearly his entire publishing career, beginning as an editorial assistant. He’s proud to work alongside the talented editors of the Del Rey team, helping steer a trendsetting list of authors such as Naomi Novik, Pierce Brown, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and Chuck Wendig, as well as books from major pop culture brands like Star Wars, Dungeons & Dragons, Stranger Things, and Minecraft. In addition to his deputy publisher role, Keith also oversees Random House’s licensing business. He lives in Brooklyn.