Julie Crisp departs Tor

Julie Crisp departs Tor

Tor’s editorial director Julie Crisp has left Pan Macmillan following a review of the company’s science fiction and fantasy publishing.

Crisp was senior commissioning editor for the imprint for two years, before being promoted to editorial director in 2010. Her authors included China Mièville, Laura Lam, Anne Cleeves and Peter F Hamilton among others.

Jeremy Trevathan, adult publisher at Pan Macmillan, said that Crisp “leaves with the gratitude of all at Pan Macmillan for her hard work and with best wishes for the future”.

Crisp is launching a new career as a freelance editor, script doctor and literary agent, and has set up a website. She can be contacted on julieacrisp@gmail.com.

Wayne Brooks, publishing director in the commercial fiction team, will assume responsibility for the Tor UK imprint, alongside senior commissioning editor Bella Pagan and assistant editor Louise Buckley.