Duckworth Books has appointed Andrea Joyce to handle its North American rights sales.
Joyce, who was until recently Canongate's rights director, is also handling rights to Jenny Brown Associates. Duckworth previously worked with Peter Mayer and Overlook Press in the US.
Pete Duncan, owner and publisher at the press, said: “I admired Andrea’s record at Canongate, and couldn’t be more thrilled to be working together now. Andrea brings with her a huge wealth of experience in rights licensing, and we look forward to building lasting new relationships with US publishers.”
Joyce is a past winner of Rights Professional of the Year at the British Book Awards. She said: “I am absolutely delighted to be working with Duckworth’s wonderful list. They have an amazing roster of authors and a passion for brilliant writing on fascinating subjects. I am really looking forward to being part of bringing these exceptional books to a wide North American readership.”