HarperCollins' Ed Faulkner to join Allen & Unwin UK as publisher

HarperCollins' Ed Faulkner to join Allen & Unwin UK as publisher

Harper NonFiction publisher Ed Faulkner is leaving the firm to join Atlantic Books imprint Allen & Unwin UK.

He will take up the role of publisher in the late spring and join the Atlantic Books board, succeeding Clare Drysdale, who has now been promoted to the role of group associate publisher.

Since May 2017, Faulkner has overseen the Harper NonFiction commissioning team as well as publishing his own list of titles. His authors include Ross Edgley, Reid Hoffman, Roger McNamee and Camilla Cavendish. 

Before joining Harper NonFiction he spent 10 years at Ebury, where he oversaw the Virgin Books, W H Allen and Vermilion imprints, growing sales and profits. Among the commercial bestsellers his team published were books by Guy Martin and Marie Kondo as well as numerous titles by Sir Richard Branson, Sheryl Sandberg and Arianna Huffington.

Faulkner said: "I have long been an admirer of Atlantic and Allen & Unwin and their dynamic publishing, so I am delighted to join Will Atkinson and his team in a senior role at this stage of their growth. The Allen & Unwin imprint has an enviable history and publishing track record and I look forward to growing the list further in the years to come. I am very sad to leave my brilliant authors and colleagues at HarperCollins. I am really proud of what the whole team have achieved in my nearly three years here and of our financial success. I know the team will go from strength to strength and publish many more bestsellers in the future."

Will Atkinson, m.d. and publisher of Atlantic Books, said: "I am absolutely thrilled that someone of Ed’s stature and track record will be coming to work with us. Good publishing starts with a strong editorial function. With the arrival of Ed and the recent moves we have made, we have a formidably able and talented department."