Fourth Estate hires Anna Kelly

Fourth Estate hires Anna Kelly

HarperCollins imprint Fourth Estate has appointed Anna Kelly to the position of commissioning editor. Kelly, who is currently assistant editor at Hamish Hamilton, will take up the role on the 17th March.

Kelly said she is “very excited” to join the company. “Fourth Estate is home to a dazzling group of authors and its publishing is inventive and imaginative – I can’t wait to begin commissioning for such a prestigious and inspiring list and will be looking in particular for outstanding new voices from the UK and Ireland as well as fiction in translation.”

During her time at Hamish Hamilton Kelly worked with writers such as Ali Smith, Paul Murray, Mohsin Hamid and Robert Macfarlane.

Nicholas Pearson, publishing director at Fourth Estate, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Anna to the team here, and thrilled at the prospect of her bringing new writers to the list.”