Hachette has announces several changes to its publishing team. Robert Watkins, commissioning editor for Hachette’s lifestyle list, has been promoted to nonfiction publisher; Sophie Hamley, literary... Read more
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Hachette Australia is pleased to announce two exciting changes to its commissioning team.
Effective immediately, Robert Watkins has been promoted to Non-Fiction Publisher. Currently Commissioning Editor for our lifestyle list, Robert has made a huge impact in a short space of time in growing our presence in the illustrated non-fiction market with authors including Julie Goodwin, Steve (Commando) Willis, Luke Hines & Scott Gooding, Karl Stefanovic, Samantha Armytage and Nikki Parkinson. He has also shown his literary acumen by signing critically acclaimed author Maxine Beneba Clarke and will continue to publish select fiction titles. Congratulations to Robert!
In addition to this, we’re thrilled to announce that Sophie Hamley will join the Australian publishing team on the 20th October as Non-Fiction Publisher. Hamley, who has been an agent for the last eight years, and has contributed to many industry programs over the years, will primarily acquire narrative non-fiction including biography, memoir, music and pop culture.
Sophie Hamley said: ‘I am delighted to be joining the wonderful team of passionate people at Hachette and to have the opportunity to work on such an outstanding list of Australian books.’
Fiona Hazard, Hachette Australia Publishing Director said: ‘Our vision is to continue to develop our Australian publishing division. Sophie Hamley brings with her a wealth of knowledge and publishing skill. I’m thrilled to have someone of Sophie’s calibre working with us.
Robert’s promotion and Sophie’s appointment, working alongside Matthew Kelly, Vanessa Radnidge and Suzanne O’Sullivan, show the increasing strength of our publishing team and I’m excited about what’s to come.’
Allen & Unwin is delighted at the announcement that Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves has been shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. It has previously won the 2014 Pen/Faulkner Award. One of the two American novels included on the Booker shortlist, it is published by Serpent’s Tail, the only independent publisher on the shortlist.
‘ferociously smart, woundedly funny and deeply moving’ – James Bradley, Sydney Morning Herald
‘a most enthralling book — thought-provoking and touching and impossible to put down. Verdict: Wow’ – Herald Sun
‘Readably juicy and surreptitiously smart’ – Barbara Kingsolver
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Karen Joy Fowler (Serpent’s Tail) $22.99 pb 9781846689666
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