Editor's Profile

Seema Mahanian


Seema Mahanian knows publishing from the ground up, having spent three years at Simon and Schuster including as a managing editor for Touchstone and Howard Books and in the publisher’s office with the President of Scribner Books. She then spent several years in editorial at Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, Penguin.

Seema has contributed to a wide range of published books, including Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See, and at Pamela Dorman Books, she has worked with New York Times and internationally bestselling authors such as Jojo Moyes (After You), J. Ryan Stradal (Kitchens of the Great Midwest), and Paolo Giordano (Like Family, The Human Body).

Seema has worked on a variety of literary, women’s, thriller, and translated fiction, including Fausto Brizzi’s Italian bestseller, 100 Days of Happiness, Patricia Park’s Re Jane, the forthcoming The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller, The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall, and the fourth book in the Frieda Klein Mystery series, Thursday’s Children by Nicci French.

Seema's select booklist can be found below.