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.”