Berville joins HQ as Fox steps up

Berville joins HQ as Fox steps up

Zoe Berville has joined the HQ non-fiction team as commissioning editor, while Kate Fox is promoted to deputy publishing director.

Berville (pictured) joins from HarperNonFiction, where as editor she worked with a range of bestselling authors including Holly Willoughby, Adrian Newey, Bruce Dickinson and Angela Kelly. Of her own list, both Max the Miracle Dog by Kerry Irving and Face It by Debbie Harry were Sunday Times bestsellers.

Reporting into Fox at HQ, she will be acquiring "across smart-thinking, pop-psychology, humour, nature, relationships, sexuality and parenting".

Berville said: “I’m delighted to be joining HQ, having long admired their creativity, energy and boundless ambition. While I’m sad to be leaving HarperNonFiction, I’m excited about the opportunity to build a list that complements HQ’s incredibly impressive – and ever-growing – roster of authors and titles.”

Meanwhile, there's a promotion for current editorial director Fox (pictured, right), who will continue to acquire across cookery, lifestyle, self-help and memoir.

Fox said: “I’m thrilled to be stepping up at HQ, and cannot wait to start working with Zoe. I’ve been blown away by her brilliant creativity, editorial talent and commercial eye. She’s a fantastic addition to the HQ family.”

Lisa Milton, executive publisher of HQ, said: “I am delighted to give Kate this very well-deserved promotion and to welcome Zoe to HQ. Kate can clearly see a book from a whisper of an idea to bestseller and is always the quickest with a punchy pun! We know Zoe will look after her new authors with an abundance of energy and creativity and we can’t wait for her to start.”