Peter Borland


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Peter Borland joined Atria Books in 2004 after serving in various editorial roles at Dutton and Ballantine. At Atria, he acquired the #1 New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, as well as Mr Backman’s subsequent bestselling novels. He has been Thomas Keneally’s U.S. editor since 2013 when he acquired the New York Times bestselling The Daughters of Mars, which was followed by Shame and the CaptivesNapoleon’s Last IslandCrimes of the Father, and the forthcoming The Book of Science and Antiquities. Other acclaimed and bestselling novelists on his list include Joseph Kanon, William Kent Krueger, Niklas Natt och Dag, and Christina Schwarz. His nonfiction books include the bestsellers Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi, My Love Story by Tina Turner, and I’m Over All That by Shirley MacLaine, as well as Exposure by Robert Bilott, The Revolutionary Genius of Plants by Stefano Mancuso, iGen by Jean Twenge, and History of a Suicide by Jill Bialosky.