Former Hutchinson senior editor Sarah Rigby is joining indie Elliott & Thompson as its publishing director, covering for publisher Jennie Condell who is on parental leave.
Starting on 27th August, she will head up the firm’s editorial team, commissioning narrative non-fiction including memoir, history, politics, language, current affairs, nature writing, popular science, psychology and gift titles.
Rigby left Cornerstone imprint Hutchinson in May after seven years, due to the “changing emphasis” in its publishing.
Previously a senior editor at Atlantic Books, her Hutchinson titles included Hard Pushed: A Midwife’s Story by Leah Hazard, Tamed: 10 Species that Changed Our World by Professor Alice Roberts, Common Ground by Rob Cowen and Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Francesc Miralles and Héctor García.
Rigby said: "I am delighted to be returning to my independent roots and joining the ambitious and creative team at Elliott & Thompson at such an exciting time for the company - the last few years have seen the list soar. I am so looking forward to working alongside their brilliant authors and to discovering exciting new talent."
Condell said: "We couldn't be more thrilled that Sarah is joining the Elliott & Thompson team. Her creativity, publishing flair and impeccable editorial taste make her the ideal person to lead our growing list at such an exciting and dynamic time for the company. Elliott & Thompson has seen stellar growth in recent years and we are all excited to work with Sarah to continue that success."
She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org