Faber’s editorial director of non-fiction Laura Hassan has been promoted to the new role of associate publisher.
The newly created position expands Hassan's non-fiction remit, with Faber's film and classical music lists now reporting into Hassan, alongside the Guardian Faber list. In the new role, Hassan will also deputise for Faber's publisher Alex Bowler, to whom she reports. Hassan will take up the new role on her return from maternity leave on Monday 18th November.
Hassan and newly arrived head of Faber Social Alexa von Hirschberg (formerly of Bloomsbury), will be supported by a new editorial assistant Mo Hafeez, who also joins Faber on 18th November. Hafeez arrives having completed a six-month Creative Access internship with Granta, sponsored by the Mo Siewcharran Fund.
Hassan joined Faber in 2013 and has worked with authors including Alex Bellos, Amelia Gentleman, Luke Harding, David Mitchell, Sara Pascoe, Sue Prideaux, QI, Rosamund Young and Gary Younge.
She said: “It is an absolute pleasure to work with such skilled colleagues and talented authors and it'll be a privilege to take up this new role on my return.”
Bowler added: “Laura has played a vital role in a period of fabulous success for Faber, creating several Sunday Times bestsellers and attracting a stellar list of dynamic new voices and brilliant minds who will form the bedrock of Faber's future. Her vision and energy, the combination of ambitious imagination and meticulous planning that characterises her publishing -- these attributes are an exceptional asset to Faber. This new role allows all of those skills to be brought to bear on a wider range of our publishing, and that is a thrilling prospect.”