Lisa Edwards leaves Carlton

Lisa Edwards leaves Carlton

Carlton Books publisher Lisa Edwards has left the company.

Edwards has been publisher of the adult division of the independent publisher for two years.

Before joining Carlton, Edwards was publishing and commercial director at Scholastic UK, where she managed the publishing of The Hunger Games, Horrible Histories and Julia Donaldson picture books, among others. It was while she was at Scholastic in 2012 that she was named a Rising Star by The Bookseller.

Edwards will now “explore other opportunities in the industry”.

She will also chair a panel at London Book Fair on 15th April on Publishing for Boys and Men.

Carlton Press has yet to comment to The Bookseller on Edwards' departure.

Edwards can be reached via email on lisa.edwards81@yahoo.co.uk.