Anne Meadows made editorial director at Granta

Anne Meadows made editorial director at Granta

Granta’s senior commissioning editor Anne Meadows has been promoted to editorial director.

Meadows joined Granta in 2010 after a brief stint reading for Jon Elek at AP Watt. She has acquired and published a range of literary fiction and narrative non-fiction titles, including the award-winning Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, Bailey’s Prize-shortlisted First Love by Gwendoline Riley, Negroland by Margo Jefferson and The Heavens by Sandra Newman.

Her upcoming titles include Jessica Nordell’s The End of Bias, acquired in a nine-way auction, Wellcome Book Prize-winner Mark O’Connell’s Notes on an Apocalypse, and British novelist Jonathan Lee’s The Great Mistake.

Granta's previous editorial director Max Porter left earlier this year to pursue writing full-time.

Meadows said: “Granta has been my home for the past nine years, and I am enormously honoured to be taking this step, and grateful to my wonderful colleagues and authors for their continuous support.”

Granta publishing director Bella Lacey added: “Over the years, Anne has built a hugely impressive roster of authors, and her distinct and excellent taste has helped shape Granta’s list. A passionate advocate of her books and authors, she brings tremendous flair to their publications, and has distinguished herself as an astute publisher in both literary fiction and non-fiction.”