Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness to welcome world's publishers

Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness to welcome world's publishers

Publishing Scotland’s International Fellowship programme is hosting nine senior publishers from the US, South America, Canada, Europe and Australia to meet Scottish publishers agents and writers in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.

Going into its third year, the International Publishing Fellowship run by trade body Publishing Scotland, will take place next week (from 21st August) and welcome staff from publishing houses such as Simon & Schuster US, Penguin Random House Argentina and South America, DTV and Rowohlt Verlag in Germany and Éditions Michel Lafon in France.

The fellows will take part in a programme of events from 21st - 27th August 2017 to help develop relationships between the international publishing community and the Scottish sector, facilitate rights selling and bring Scottish books to an international audience. 

Stephen Morrison, publisher and vice president of Picador USA, said the initiative was "a fascinating introduction to Scotland, its authors, agents and publishers, both large and small".

Recalling his own experience as a 2016 International Fellow, he said: "The Publishing Scotland Fellowship is a brilliant initiative created and run by Publishing Scotland and one that I think will become one of the most sought after invitations for people from around the world working in publishing," said Mirrison. "Incredibly well organised and warmly hosted by a wonderful team, the Fellowship was a fascinating introduction to Scotland, its authors, agents and  publishers, both large and small, and to its lively creative community. I cannot recommend the Fellowship highly enough."

The fellows for Publishing Scotland’s International Publishing Fellowship 2017 are: Jackie Cantor, senior editor, Gallery Books/Simon and Schuster, USA; Alana Wilcox, editorial director, Coach House Books, Canada; Jane Palfreyman, publisher, Allen & Unwin, Australia; Kristina Arnold, senior fiction editor, DTV, Germany; Nina Grabe, acquiring editor, Rowohlt Verlag, Germany; Bénédicte Lombardo, senior acquisitions editor, Éditions Michel Lafon, France; Ana Laura Caruso, editor, Penguin Random House, Argentina, South America; Aleksi Siltala, publisher, Siltala Publishing, Finland; and Andrzej Zysk, head of rights, Zysk Publishing, Poland.

The programme is planned to coincide with the Edinburgh International Book Festival and supported by funding from Creative Scotland and XPONorth (Writing and Publishing). For further details contact Gill.Tasker@publishingscotland.org.