Kenny to return to HarperCollins

Kenny to return to HarperCollins

Rachel Kenny is moving back to HarperCollins after a brief move to Headline.

Kenny moved from HC to Headline in September 2015 as commissioning editor, but will return to HarperCollins in the role of senior commissioning editor for Harlequin’s new HQ non-fiction list, reporting to executive publisher Lisa Milton.

Kenny worked on bestselling author and YouTuber Fleur de Force’s lifestyle guide The Luxe Life and TV presenter Kate Humble’s exploration of the relationship between humans and dogs, Friend for Life at Headline, while pre-empting both Instagram sensation and fitness expert Zanna van Dijk’s debut title The Balanced Body, and award-winning columnist and media commentator Daisy Buchanan’s How to Grow Up.

Kenny said: "I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining a team that combines the clout of HarperCollins with the creativity, energy and ambition of Lisa Milton’s expanded Harlequin.  My colleagues at Headline welcomed me with open arms last year and I have loved my time here, but I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to help build a strong and successful non-fiction list for Harlequin at this hugely exciting time for the division."

Milton added: “I’m delighted to be launching HQ Non Fiction this autumn, and even more delighted that Rachel is joining us to acquire for this list. To be a viable commercial publisher in the 21st century, it’s crucial that we’re talking to readers across the market.  With the titles that Rachel will add to the HQ list, now we can.”