Connor Brown

Editorial Director, Viking

Connor Brown

I publish high-quality non-fiction across history, ideas and culture, and have worked with a broad range of prize-winning and Sunday Times bestselling authors. I enjoy books written by the person you want to read on a subject, ie when their scholarly or experiential expertise is matched by exceptional writing and ideas.

My list of authors includes (history) Erin Goeres, Chris Gosden, Simon Jenkins, Tharik Hussain, Sinclair McKay, Simon Park, Penny Spikins, Lyuba Vinogradova, (ideas) Ben Ansell, Dana Carney, Horatio Clare, Russell Foster, Arik Kershenbaum, Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt, Luke O’Neill, Mark Miodownik, Kate Murphy, Vaclav Smil, Devi Sridhar, Chris Summerfield, Leor Zmigrod, (culture) Richard Coles, the Estate of Spike Milligan, Paris Spies-Gans.

I have spent my career at Penguin Random House, mainly at Viking/Penguin, with a short spell at The Bodley Head. I was a Bookseller Rising Star in 2023 and I co-founded Common Ground, PRH UK’s colleague network for class and socioeconomic background.

Along the way, I have worked on books by authors such as (history) Antony Beevor, the British Army, Doris Kearns Goodwin, President Obama, Timothy Snyder, (ideas) Daron Acemoglu & James A. Robinson, Francis Fukuyama, A. C. Grayling, Chelsea Manning, Yanis Varoufakis, (culture) Nick Cave, Will Gompertz, the Estate of John le Carré.

I love working closely and collaboratively with the world’s best writers and thinkers to create wonderful books with lasting impact.

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