Vice President and Publisher
Since launching 37Ink, an imprint of Atria, in April 2013, Dawn Davis has published the National Book Award long-listed Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, the National Book Award finalist, Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, the national bestseller Heart Talk by internationally recognized poet and artist Cleo Wade, several New York Times bestsellers, including The Butler: A Witness to History by Wil Haygood, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae, whose show, Insecure, received award recognition in its first season, and I Can’t Make This Up by Kevin Hart. For twelve years prior to joining Atria, she had been at HarperCollins, directing the Amistad imprint, where she published numerous well-known, highly acclaimed bestselling authors, including Edward P. Jones, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Known World.
Areas of Interest: Fiction (Literary), Narrative Nonfiction, Memoir, History
Chelcee Johns joined 37 Ink in the fall of 2017. She has previously worked as an Associate Agent at Serendipity Literary Agency, on the editorial team at Moguldom Media Group and as a freelance Editor. She is a graduate of NYU’s MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media. She assists Dawn Davis with her projects.