John Parsley, formerly v-p and executive editor at Little Brown, has been named v-p and editor-in-chief of Dutton. Parsley will oversee the imprint's editorial department and work with Putnam/Dutton/Berkley president Ivan Held and senior v-p Christine Ball on acquisitions.
“I am beyond excited to join such an established and successful team," Parsley said in a statement. I’m a fan of so many Dutton authors, and I look forward to working with Dutton’s excellent editors to continue seeking out and publishing wildly discussable, must-read books.”
Additionally, Berkley's Caliber line, which focuses on military history, and its executive editor, Brent Howard, will move to Dutton. Howard will keep his title and report to Parsley, along with fellow Dutton executive editors Jill Schwartzman, Stephen Morrow, and Maya Ziv.
The moves come as part of ongoing changes in the group.