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T&H Australia to expand local publishing; Abbott appointed associate publisher

Thames & Hudson Australia has announced plans to expand its local publishing and has appointed Kirsten Abbott as associate publisher, among other staff changes.

Abbott will commission a program of eight to 12 illustrated titles for publication from 2017. Abbott previously worked as associate publisher at Penguin Random House, where she published lifestyle authors such as Michelle Bridges, Zoë Foster Blake and Jane Webster.

Thames & Hudson publishing manager Paulina de Laveaux has been promoted to associate publisher, and will relocate from Melbourne to Sydney in July to establish Thames & Hudson’s first Sydney-based editorial presence.

Publishing coordinator Tahlia Anderson has also been promoted to managing editor.

Thames & Hudson Australia MD Daniel Watts said in a statement that the expansion of company’s local publishing ‘is a further step in strengthening T&H’s position in Australia as the leading supplier of books on the visual arts’.

Thames & Hudson global CEO Rolf Grisebach said the Asia Pacific region ‘is emerging as an important marketplace for international publishers’. ‘I’m really excited to welcome a growing list of Australian-originated books to the Thames & Hudson publishing portfolio,’ said Grisebach.


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