Eamon Dolan, who had seen his role at Penguin Press scaled back earlier this spring with the appointment of Scott Moyers as publisher, is returning to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt where he will head Eamon Dolan Books. The imprint will do about 10 books annually devoted to narrative and serious nonfiction titles. “Eamon Dolan is one of the best editors in the industry, with a knack for publishing books that launch discussions that last for decades,” said Bruce Nichols, senior v-p and publisher of HMH’s adult & reference division.

Before leaving for Penguin Press in 2007 where he was most recently executive editor and had been editor in chief before Ann Godoff took over the title after appointing Moyers as publisher, Dolan was editor-in-chief of HM. During his time at HM, the company published such acclaimed bestsellers as Fast Food Nation, 3 Nights in August, How Doctors Think, and The God Delusion. “I am thrilled to be rejoining the house where I published so many books that mean so much to me,” said Dolan. “And I’m eager to build a new list with the support of wise, passionate colleagues among who are some of my dearest friends.”

He starts at HMH June 13.