Hampson and Yapp promoted at Vintage

Hampson and Yapp promoted at Vintage

Vintage has promoted senior editors Poppy Hampson and Rowan Yapp.

Hampson becomes editorial director of Chatto & Windus and Hogarth, reported to Clara Farmer.

Farmer, publishing director of Chatto & Windus and Hogarth, said: “I am delighted that Poppy has been promoted to this role in recognition of her extraordinary achievements.  In 2014 Poppy published Neel Mukherjee’s novel The Lives of Others which was shortlisted for both the Man Booker and Costa Prize for Fiction and also Nick Davies’ agenda setting Hack Attack, which made front page news and was a Sunday Times bestseller.  Poppy also acquired a new voice in baking, Ruby Tandoh, and beat off stiff competition to acquire one of the most talked about books at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Emma Cline’s The Girls.”

Yapp becomes editorial director for Square Peg, reporting to publishing director Rosemary Davidson.

Davidson said: “Over the last few years, Rowan has made herself indispensable to the Square Peg imprint.  As well as acquiring general non-fiction such as the Sunday Times bestseller Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh, Rowan has created and built the Square Peg cookery list, including the Primrose Bakery brand, the brilliant Meringue Girls and The Violet Bakery Cookbook. In her new role, Rowan will work closely alongside me on the next stage of the imprint’s development and growth.”