'Fine mind and right skills blend' won Bowler Faber post

'Fine mind and right skills blend' won Bowler Faber post

Alex Bowler's "fine and curious mind", and the mix of skills he brought from his previous roles at both Jonathan Cape and Granta, together won him the coveted Faber publisher post, chief executive Stephen Page has said.

The appointment of Bowler, Granta's executive editor, as Mitzi Angel's replacement in the high-profile Faber role was confirmed on Friday (25th May), after weeks of intense anticipation in the industry.

Page has now elaborated on the reasons for the choice, telling The Bookseller: "This role is a large and challenging one and you have to have a blend of acute skills. At th...

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