Scottish independent Black & White Publishing has appointed Emma Hargrave as editorial manager.
Hargrave was previously editor at Barrington Stoke, where she published “super-readable” fiction by authors such as Alexander McCall Smith, Malorie Blackman, Michael Rosen and Meg Rosoff. Before her move to Edinburgh, Emma was publisher at Tindal Street Press, the prize-winning Birmingham independent, where most notably she published the Booker-shortlisted Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall and The Polished Hoe by Austin Clarke, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize. She has also worked extensively as a freelance editor of poetry, drama, biography and literary fiction.
Hargrave said: “I am absolutely thrilled to join the brilliant team at Black & White, whose work as a dynamic, innovative and wide-ranging independent I have long admired. I very much look forward to leading the editorial team here at Black & White and working together to build on existing success and to explore new ideas for an outstanding list that showcases contemporary writing talent from the UK and beyond.”
Campbell Brown, m.d. at Black & White's, added that Hargrave brough a "wealth of experience and will be a real asset to our business, working closely with our authors and contributing to the list".
"This is an exciting time at Black & White and Emma's input will be invaluable," he added.
Hargrave can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.