Charlotte Cray will be promoted to editorial director at HarperFiction imprint The Borough Press as of 1st January, 2019.
Cray, who trained as a barrister, joined HarperCollins in 2012 as an editorial assistant and was part of the team that launched The Borough Press in 2014.
Suzie Dooré, publishing director of The Borough Press, said: “Charlotte has extraordinarily good taste and is a hugely perceptive editor with strong vision and excellent publishing instincts. She is a rising star in the literary world.”
Cray’s acquisitions include Heartbreaker by fashion designer Claudia Dey and Talent, the debut novel by The Atlantic’s Juliet Lapidos, to be published in February 2019. Most recently Cray bought Grown Ups by Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Animals. Before Cray began commissioning, she worked closely with authors such as Lionel Shriver, Tracy Chevalier and Allison Pearson.
Cray said: “Taking up the role of editorial director is a true pleasure. The Borough team are an incredible group of women to work with and our shared vision for the list promises some thrilling times ahead. I’m looking for the next Sally Rooney or Jennifer Egan, for ambitious storytelling from writers around the world, and for portraits of intimacy and dark interior lives that linger long after the last word.”