Alex Christofi has been appointed as an editorial director on Transworld's non-fiction team.
Joining on 26th April, Christofi will be acquiring across areas of current affairs, big thinking, geopolitics, tech and soft business, working alongside editorial directors Andrea Henry, Michelle Signore and Henry Vines, and reporting into publishing director Suanna Wadeson, head of non-fiction.
Christofi is currently a senior commissioning editor at Oneworld, publishing The Panama Papers by Bastian Obermeyer and Frederik Obermaier, Democracy Hacked by Professor Martin Moore, Nine Lives by Aimen Dean, The Way Home by Mark Boyle and Field Guide to the English Clergy by Fergus Butler-Gallie.
Christofi said: "I'm delighted to be joining Transworld at such an exciting time for the company as they move into their new offices at Embassy Gardens. To have published such a range of bestselling non-fiction in the same year they won the Baillie Gifford Prize is testament to the incredible talent of their editors, and I feel lucky to have the opportunity to contribute to such a stellar list."
Wadeson said: "We’re delighted that Alex will be joining Transworld and the whole non-fiction team are very much looking forward to working with him. He is super-smart, imaginative and innovative and I know we’ll benefit hugely from his contribution as we grow our non-fiction publishing."
Christofi, as well as posting viral Tweets about cutting long books in half to make them more transportable, was previously an agent at Conville & Walsh. His 2015 novel Glass won the Betty Trask award.