Atlantic appoints O'Keeffe as editorial director

Atlantic appoints O'Keeffe as editorial director

Atlantic Books has appointed Sara O'Keeffe, currently a senior commissioning editor at Orion, as editorial director of Corvus.

O'Keeffe, who has worked at Orion for eight years, will take up her new role at Corvus in January, reporting to publishing director Margaret Stead. She succeeds Nicolas Cheetham, who is to join new publisher Head of Zeus in the New Year.

Atlantic Books c.e.o. Toby Mundy said: "Sara is a terrifically talented commissioning editor with a bright future and we are very pleased indeed that she is joining us. Corvus has already established a good presence in the physical and e-book categories in which it publishes but there is much to be done. In addition to working with our current authors, she will work closely with Ravi Mirchandani, our editor-in-chief, to shape and build the list."

O'Keeffe said: "Despite eight productive and successful years at Orion, this opportunity to help shape Atlantic's commerical fiction list was simply too good to miss. I shall be sad to say goodbye to many excellent friends and colleagues, but I'm truly excited to join such a stellar team at Atlantic."