Orme promoted to Zaffre and Manilla Press publishing director

Orme promoted to Zaffre and Manilla Press publishing director

Bonnier Books have revealed promotions for Sophie Orme (pictured) and Claire Johnson-Creek in the editorial team taking place with immediate effect.

Orme has been promoted from editorial director to publishing director of trade fiction imprints Zaffre and Manilla Press. She joined Bonnier in 2017, working with authors Stacey Halls, T M Logan and Deb O’Connor following 10 years at Pan Macmillan and will continue to report to publisher Margaret Stead. 

Orme said: “The last three years I’ve spent at Bonnier Books UK have been the most enjoyable and rewarding of my career. I feel very lucky to be so well supported in acquiring and publishing the books I love, working with such a brilliant, dynamic team and wonderful, talented authors. I’m looking forward to publishing more stand-out fiction going forward and continuing to work with our fantastic women’s fiction team.”

Stead added: “Sophie is doing a fantastic job heading up our women’s fiction. She has become known for her clever and strategic acquisitions and is an enthusiastic and energetic member of the team. We are lucky to have her.”

Johnson-Creek is currently editor of Zaffre and Manilla and has been promoted to senior editor. She will continue to report to Stead and has worked with authors including Lynda La Plante, Wilbur Smith and Heather Morris.

Stead said: “Claire has done amazing work on our big brand authors and the Memory Lane list. She is calm, competent and always excellent. We are lucky to have her, too!”

Johnson-Creek added: “I am delighted to be stepping up in this new role. I can’t wait to continue working with the brilliant authors and people we have as the company goes from strength to strength.”

Bonnier Books UK’s new literary imprint Manilla Press launched in February with the publication of Halls' second book, The Foundling.