Quercus Fiction has hired Ebury's Emily Yau as editorial director at the imprint.
Yau, currently commissioning editor at Ebury Publishing and one of 2017's Bookseller Rising Stars, will join Quercus Fiction on 14th August. Reporting to fiction publisher Cassie Browne, she will acquire commercial fiction, including women’s fiction and crime and thriller. She will also spearhead the imprint’s digital strategy.
Yau leaves after five years with Ebury, having joined in 2012, during which time she has worked with authors such as Rowan Coleman, Andy Weir and Maggie Hope, and recently published John Marrs’ The One and Riley Sager’s Final Girls.
Browne said: "Emily is going to be a fantastic asset to the Quercus Fiction team. She has a natural commercial eye and already has a stellar track record for launching new talent, discovering self-published gems such as Radio 2 book club choice The One, and ideas-based publishing such as Sheila Norton’s The Vets at Hope Green. I’m incredibly excited about the energy and strategic vision that she will bring to our team."
Yau said: "I have loved my five years with Ebury and it’s been a true privilege to work with – and learn from – such a fantastic team, as well as all the wonderful authors I’ve been lucky enough to publish. But I’m absolutely delighted to be moving to Quercus. I’ve long admired their flair for publishing fresh and innovative fiction, and I’m thrilled to join at such an exciting period of growth."