Calder, Baum to set up 'fine' publisher

<p>The former editor of <em>The Bookseller</em> Louis Baum and Bloomsbury co-founder Liz Calder are to set up a publishing business. Full Circle Editions will publish &quot;fine editions&quot; by writers and artists connected to the East of England. The two founders are joined by artist and cinematographer John Christie, and television producer Genevieve Christie. </p><p>Full Circle Editions wll be based in East Anglia and will be supported by the Arts Council. The new venture will launch in Aldeburgh, Suffolk on 10th July with the publication of <em>The Burning of the Books</em> by Ronald King and George Szirtes. The book will consist of illustrations and poetry about the novel <em>Auto da F&eacute;</em> by Elias Canetti.<br /><br />Calder began her career in publishing in the 1970s with Victor Gollancz. She then moved to Jonathan Cape, where she published Booker winners including Salman Rushdie&rsquo;s <em>Midnight&rsquo;s Children</em>. She founded Bloomsbury along side Nigel Newton, David Reynolds and Alan Wherry in 1986. Until last month Calder continued to work with a number of her authors at Bloomsbury.</p><p>Baum was the editor of <em>The Bookseller</em> from 1980 to 1999. He is also the author of seven books for young children. Calder and Baum worked together to set up the Groucho Club in London in the mid-1980s and they also founded South American international literary festival, FLIP.<br /><br />John Christie has produced limited edition artists books for Circle Press and his own imprint Objectif. His prints, drawings and artists&rsquo; books are in many collections worldwide, including the Tate Gallery, the V&amp;A and the National Gallery,<br /> <br />Genevieve Christie has worked in television for over 20 years. She trained at the BBC and has worked as a producer on the Audience With... series and the Baftas. She has since formed her own independent production company Cary St Productions.<br /><br /> </p>