Follain to leave Canongate

Follain to leave Canongate

Canongate’s non-fiction publishing director Katy Follain is to leave the company “to pursue new career opportunities within the industry”.

The publisher said she “played a key role within the editorial team”.

Among the titles Follain acquired during her time at Canongate were James Rhodes’ memoir Instrumental, which was published after a long legal battle, and Alex Bellos’ forthcoming mathematical colouring book, Snowflake, Seashell, Star.

Francis Bickmore, publishing director, said: “We will all miss Katy and wish her all the very best in her new ventures. She brought a fresh approach to our non-fiction publishing and has been an inspiring and delightful colleague to work with.”

Follain said: “After two valuable and exciting years at Canongate, I am ready for a new challenge. I wish the company every success in the future.”

Follain will continue in her current role until the end of August.