Bea Hemming, editorial director at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, is joining Jonathan Cape as deputy publishing director.
Hemming, who has been with W&N since 2006, was named a Bookseller Rising Star in 2014. She began her career with Orion in 2005, working in the publicity department before moving to an editorial role in 2006. She stepped up to the position of editorial director for W&N in 2013, where she has published a number of prize-winning and bestselling authors, including Simon Sebag Montefiore, Henry Marsh, Tim Spector, Ramita Navai, Gordon Corera, Philippe Sands, Anne de Courcy, Robert Twigger and Ben Wilson.
Hemming will join Jonathan Cape on 30th August 2016.
She said: "Jonathan Cape has always been the list I most admire in British publishing, and I’m thrilled to be joining them at such an exciting time. I began my publishing career at Weidenfeld, and have been lucky over the past ten years to have worked with some exceptional authors and colleagues. I feel honoured and excited to be part of Cape’s future and to build on the imprint’s extraordinary heritage."
Michal Shavit, publishing director at Jonathan Cape, said: "We are thrilled to be welcoming Bea Hemming to Jonathan Cape. Bea has established herself as one of the star editors of her generation. She brings with her great creative flair, fantastic taste, editorial brilliance and experience, and commercial nous. It’s very exciting to have someone of her talent and spark join the Cape team."