Suzie Dooré is to move from Hodder & Stoughton to HarperCollins, replacing Katie Espiner as publishing director of The Borough Press.
Dooré has been at Hodder & Stoughton for nearly 10 years, publishing literary commercial fiction for both Hodder and its literary imprint Sceptre. She has worked with authors including Chris Cleave, Erin Kelly and Tom Rachman.
Prior to Hodder she was the head fiction buyer for Waterstones for three years, and before that an editor and buyer on QPD, BCA’s literary book club.
Dooré will start at HarperCollins on 21st September.
Kate Elton, executive publisher of fiction and non-fiction at HarperCollins, said: “I'm so thrilled that Suzie is coming over to join the fiction division and lead Borough Press's publishing. She combines a hugely infectious passion for great writing with a deeply ingrained knowledge of the market, and will be a brilliant leader for this key area of our business.”
Dooré said: “I have had a wonderful 10 years at Hodder, but could not resist the opportunity to head up such an exciting imprint. I've watched with great interest as Katie launched it, and while she will be a tough act to follow I am up for the challenge. I can't wait to get started.”
Espiner is leaving HarperCollins to take up the role of m.d. at Orion.