Faber bolsters crime team with new appointments

Faber bolsters crime team with new appointments

Faber has made two appointments to bolster its crime publishing, with Angus Cargill and Katherine Armstrong both taking on new roles.

Cargill, previously senior editor in the fiction department, will become editorial director of crime, while Armstrong, formally editor, will become associate editor of crime, and report into Cargill.

Hannah Griffiths, associate fiction publisher, said the move would help ensure future growth of the publisher's crime list.

"Angus has played a major role in the shaping of the crime list," she said. "Along with building a list of award-winning crime writers, he has grown a reputation in the wider industry for identifying and championing world class genre writers. He will also continue to edit and publish some of our most eminent literary fiction and non-fictions authors."

Griffiths added: "Katherine has had a number of significant hits since she began acquiring in 2012 including e-book bestsellers Safe House by Chris Ewan and Broken Dolls by James Carol (television rights of which have been sold to Stephen Fry’s production company, Sprout Pictures). We want to grow this area of commercial thrillers and Katherine is just the editor to do this."

Five Faber crime authors will appear at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate this weekend, including Laura Lippman, while recent price nominations for Faber crime titles include Louise Doughty's Apple Tree Yard being nominated for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and Eleven Days by Stav Sherez nominated for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year.