Abraha joins Jacaranda in newly created role

Abraha joins Jacaranda in newly created role

Magdalene Abraha is leaving Bloomsbury to join Jacaranda Publishers in a newly created role as group editorial and marketing manager.

Abraha will report to Jacaranda founder Valerie Brandes, starting as group editorial and marketing manager later this month and will focus on developing the commissioning side of the company. She comes to Jacaranda from Bloomsbury Publishers and I B Tauris, where she worked as a publicist.

In the newly created role Abraha will oversee and lead the commissioning Jacaranda’s growing nonfiction list whilst also overseeing the marketing of Jacaranda titles. The announcement comes a year after Jacaranda partnered with Words of Colour Productions to publish 20 Black British writers in the year across adult fiction, non-fiction and poetry through the #Twentyin2020 campaign.

Brandes said: “We are extremely excited to have Magdalene join our team. She brings with her just the right combination of youth and experience to propel our publishing forward. She understands the vision of Jacaranda and has real passion about our future.”

Abraha revealed she is “delighted” to be joining Jacaranda as it expands its publication roster for the #Twentyin2020 initiative. 

She is open now for submissions across all non-fiction genres, for more information, contact magdalene@jacarandabooksartmusic.co.uk.