Elena Lappin to leave Pushkin imprint One

Elena Lappin to leave Pushkin imprint One

Elena Lappin will be leaving her role as editor-at-large for One, an imprint of Pushkin Press, in Spring 2017. 

One was launched in 2012, shortly after Adam Freudenheim took over Pushkin Press, with a focus on literary debuts. The first title, Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason, was released in autumn 2013. 

In total Lappin acquired 10 titles for One, including The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and the Guardian First Book Award last year.  Other One titles include Boris Fishman's A Replacement Life and Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo and Rachel Elliott's Baileys Prize longlisted Whispers Through a Megaphone

Adam Freudenheim, publisher and m.d. of Pushkin Press, said: "It's been an enormous pleasure working with Elena building One. She's a hugely talented writer and editor. I'm pleased she'll be carrying on to help publish Olivia Sudjic's enormously exciting debut Sympathy next May."

Lappin said: "It has been very exciting to create a new imprint for brilliant debuts authors under the excellent Pushkin Press. I loved every aspect of it, and look forward to bringing my passion for great writing to my next project."