Fiona Crosby leaves Penguin for Headline

Fiona Crosby leaves Penguin for Headline

Fiona Crosby, commissioning editor at Michael Joseph, is joining Headline to become senior commissioning editor for non-fiction.

Crosby will begin in her new role at Headline from 12th March, reporting to Sarah Emsley. 

Crosby joined Michael Joseph in 2013, where she has been acquiring non-fiction across a range of genres since 2015, including Felix the Railway Cat, and working with authors such as Mary Berry and GCHQ. Her remit at Headline will span commercial narrative non-fiction, seeking out "unique stories and voices".

Mari Evans, managing director of Headline, said she and Emsley knew Crosby was the one they’d been looking for as "a smart, ideas-led editor who would dovetail well with the existing editorial team of Richard Roper and Grace Paul". She added: "I can’t wait to see what her savvy approach to commissioning will bring to enhance our list."

Crosby said: "Headline is a publisher that I hugely admire for its energy and ambition, so I’m thrilled to be joining their team. After a brilliant four years at Penguin, I’ll be sad to leave behind many wonderful colleagues and authors, but I’m looking forward to the opportunity to build a new narrative non-fiction list that complements Headline’s impressive roster of authors and titles."