Hamish Hamilton promotes Thompson and Chukwu after strong 2020 sales

Hamish Hamilton promotes Thompson and Chukwu after strong 2020 sales

Hamish Hamilton has promoted Hermione Thompson and Hannah Chukwu, with publishing director Simon Prosser hailing the best sales in at least a decade for the imprint in 2020.

The changes see Thompson (pictured, top) made commissioning editor and Chukwu step up to assistant editor, effective from 1st Feburary.

Announcing the promotions, Prosser acknowledges 2020 had been a “tough year” but said Hamish Hamilton had its best sales in at least a decade. Sales were up 14.5% year on year, he said, buoyed by the "phenomenon" of Bernardine Evaristo’s Booker-winning Girl, Woman, Other.

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