Hannah Black, non-fiction publisher for Hodder & Stoughton, has been promoted to the role of publisher at Coronet.
The move follows her handling of a string of projects at Hodder including Miranda Hart’s Is it Me?, Joe Lycett’s Parsnips, Buttered, Mother and Papa Pukka's Parenting the Sh*t Out of Life and Graham Norton’s debut novel Holding which, according to Hodder, sold over 78,000 copies through the Irish TCM.
Tasked with strengthening Coronet’s reputation for publishing bestsellers across fiction and non-fiction, Black will work with Mark Booth, who, formerly publisher for Coronet, becomes executive publisher.
She will be able to shape the list to reflect her own tastes, including humour, memoir, voice-driven narrative non-fiction, as well as those books with original and contemporary perspectives.
Black said: “Hodder is a brilliantly supportive and collegiate place to work and I’m happy to be staying in the fold. But much looking forward to moving to Coronet. This is a great opportunity to cultivate and engage with new and existing authors and ideas across fiction and non fiction. Coronet is an enviably strong and eclectic list that’s always a step ahead, thanks to Mark and Charlotte’s dexterous publishing, and I look forward to building on that.”
Carolyn Mays, managing director of Hodder & Stoughton, commented: “I am so pleased that Hannah is joining Coronet. Her creativity, care, and flair is known and appreciated throughout the industry, and I can’t wait to see how she shapes the imprint to develop its areas of expertise and specialism."