Joelle Owusu-Sekyere is set to join Hodder & Stoughton imprint Coronet in the role of commissioning editor.
She will be commissioning original non-fiction for the Coronet list, including commercial non-fiction, popular and subculture titles, popular science and memoir, and will report to publisher Hannah Black. She will start her new role on 7th September.
As commissioning editor at Unbound, Owusu-Sekyere has commissioned titles including the mental health guide How to Come Alive Again by Beth McColl, Copafeel founder Kriss Hallenga’s memoir How to Glitter a Turd, and The Boy from Boskovice by Vicky Unwin. She has also co-authored the essay collection Nasty Women.
Owusu-Sekyere was chosen for The Bookseller's 2020 Rising Star list for her "sharp commissioning eye" and her work on "transforming the business behind the scenes".
Black said: "I am thrilled to be welcoming Joelle to Coronet, where she will work alongside Melissa Cox and myself. Joelle’s experience, energy and brilliantly diverse range of interests, perfectly complement the love of new ideas and voices that drives the list. Coronet’s strengths are rooted in the pursuit and publication of smart, original and contemporary bestsellers in non-fiction and fiction and I look forward to this next exciting stage in Coronet’s development."
Owusu-Sekyere said: "I’m delighted to be joining the Coronet team as commissioning editor and am looking forward to contributing to an already exciting and inspiring list of titles."