Viking Penguin is comprised of Viking Books, Penguin Books, Penguin Classics, Pamela Dorman Books, Penguin Life, and The Open Field.
Penguin Books is the industry leader in paperback publishing across the board: in its curation of its backlist catalog of almost 2,500 active titles; as the home of Viking’s paperback reprints; and as the publisher of a select list of paperback originals. Some of the authors whose legacies Penguin maintains include Saul Bellow, J.M. Coetzee, Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, Iris Murdoch, and Amy Tan. Penguin is also a notable publisher of poetry, with a list headlined by Terrance Hayes, Paul Tran, and Phillip Williams.
Guided by the principle that wellness is for everyone, Penguin Life is dedicated to publishing groundbreaking works of nonfiction that provide readers with tools, insights, and encouragement to live fuller, healthier lives—one book at time. We are also home to The Open Field, an imprint from Maria Shriver, which publishes voices from all walks of life and areas of human endeavor that seek to inform, ignite, inspire, and move humanity forward—one person at a time. From titles on health and better living to anxiety and stress management to personal transformation to reflection and motivation—we are giving you the tools you need to build your everyday, and every day after that. Our mission is simple: read well, live well.
For more than seventy-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With nearly 2,000 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as quality translations by award-winning translators.