HarperCollins has made two new appointments to its Dublin team, following c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne’s commitment to double the size of HarperCollins' operation in Ireland.
Nora Mahony joins this week as assistant editor, reporting to publishing director, Eoin McHugh. Mahony began her publishing career in London at John Murray before returning to Dublin to embark on a freelance career working on commercial non-fiction, fiction and illustrated books for clients including Gill Books, Hachette Ireland, Hodder & Stoughton and Little, Brown UK.
McHugh said: "This is a buoyant time for publishing in Ireland. At HarperCollins we have acquired many outstanding books and authors, and have an appetite to sign more, particularly in fiction and narrative non-fiction. I’m delighted Nora is joining us to help shape our list, her enthusiasm and wide-ranging editorial experience will be a great addition to our growing team and business."
Meanwhile Jacqueline Murphy [pictured] will take on the role of sales executive from 17th September. Murphy joins HarperCollins after several years with Irish bookseller Eason. Her most recent role was that of range planner at Eason Wholesale, where she was responsible for identifying and delivering growth opportunities within the backlist range at branch level.
Key accounts director Tony Purdue said: "We have had a brilliant year with our bestselling fiction and Jacqueline, with her wealth of experience and commercial focus, will help drive sales and create more bestsellers. I’m very much looking forward to her joining us in our Dublin office."
These two new appointments follow the recent recruitment of Ciara Swift to the role of publicity executive, reporting to publicity director Mary Byrne.
Redmayne said: "We are already delivering on our ambition to build on our established list of bestsellers in Ireland and these appointments will help the Dublin team grow its publishing programme in one of today’s most vibrant book markets."