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Rose resigns from PRH

Penguin Random House senior literary editor Meredith Rose has resigned from the company, following the departure of PRH Literary publishing director Ben Ball earlier this week.

Rose confirmed her resignation was made ‘as a consequence’ of Ball’s departure.

Rose, who has worked on books by Peter Goldsworthy, Tim Low and Nam Le, has been with the company for the last 17 years, having joined Penguin in 2000.

As previously reported, PRH announced Ball would no longer serve as publishing director of the PRH Literary subdivision, as of Tuesday, 15 May.

His departure and the elimination of his role triggered statements from a number of PRH authors including Tim Winton, who said he was ‘deeply wounded by this decision and bewildered by its timing’.

Author Abigail Ulman, whose debut short-story collection Hot Little Hands was published by Ball in 2015, said on Twitter, ‘This is awful news for PRH readers and all of Ben’s devoted authors, and a real blow to Australian literature’.

Books+Publishing contacted PRH, but the company declined to comment.



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