Gallic Books will now operate under the umbrella company name Belgravia.
The publisher of translated French fiction and non-fiction will operate under the new name along with its new imprint Aardvark Bureau, run by Scott Pack, and the company’s independent bookshop Belgravia Books. All parts of the company will work out of offices at the Victoria-based bookshop.
Jane Aitken will continue in her role as managing director of Belgravia, and Pilar Webb will continue as editorial director of Gallic, with Andy Barr remaining as manager of Belgravia Books. Alison Savage will become deputy managing director of Belgravia, while Scott Pack is publisher-at-large of Aardvark Bureau. Emily Boyce has been promoted to editor of Gallic Books and Aardvark Bureau, meanwhile.
Aitken said: “I am very pleased to announce these changes, especially the promotions among our strong and talented team, which along with the rationalisation of the core businesses under the Belgravia banner put us in good stead as we look ahead to some very exciting publishing.
"We will shortly announce a raft of titles from our new Aardvark Bureau imprint, while at Gallic we are looking forward to Yasmina Khadra’s vivid imagining of the final hours of Gaddafi, The Dictator’s Last Night, in October, followed in spring 2016 by the graphic novel adaptation of Proust’s Swann’s Way and the highly anticipated new novel from Muriel Barbery, The Life of Elves.”