Hardman to join Michael Joseph non-fiction

Hardman to join Michael Joseph non-fiction

Charlotte Hardman is joining Michael Joseph as publisher for non-fiction.

Hardman joins from Hodder & Stoughton's imprint Coronet where she published Katie Kirby’s Hurrah for Gin and Lynda Bellingham’s memoir, There’s Something I’ve been Dying to Tell You, vlogging stars The Sidemen and TV tie-ins with Richard Osman and Alexander Armstrong’s "Pointless" series. Prior to Coronet, she worked at Century and John Blake.

Daniel Bunyard, head of non-fiction, welcomed Hardman to MJ's non-fiction team, which also comprises editorial director Fenella Bates, cookery commissioning editor Ione Walder, commissioning editor Zennor Compton and editorial assistant Amy McWalters.

"Charlotte is a gifted and experienced publisher with an incredible track record and rare versatility to her publishing. I’m excited and proud that she’ll be joining MJ and, more broadly, Penguin Random House," said Bunyard. "Thanks to Fenella Bates, Ione Walder and Zennor Compton, we already have a hugely talented and successful non-fiction team, which Charlotte’s skills and outlook will add to and compliment as we look to build the strength and diversity of our publishing."

Hardman said: "I’ve enjoyed the most wonderful, happy time at Hodder launching Coronet, now a thriving imprint, with Mark Booth. I’m very proud of what we have achieved together and sad to leave dear friends and brilliant colleagues behind but I couldn’t be more excited by my new role at Michael Joseph and PRH. I’m looking forward to working with Dan and the exceptionally talented, driven and creative non-fiction team in shaping the continued future success of one of the very finest publishers."

Charlotte will join Michael Joseph on 16th July.