Julian Loose joins YUPL after Faber

Julian Loose joins YUPL after Faber

Former Faber publisher Julian Loose is to join Yale University Press, London, as editorial director for trade and academic in October.

Loose was until recently publisher for arts and non-fiction at Faber, where he had worked for 25 years and published authors such as Jenny Uglow, Francis Spufford, James Shapiro and Jan Morris. Loose's role was "closed" earlier this year following a restructure at Faber, but he stayed on at the company as a consultant.

Stephen Page, Faber c.e.o., said: "We are, of course, very disappointed to be losing Julian from the editorial team at Faber. He is a brilliant editor and has been a wise and loyal colleague over many years. We wish him well, though, as he takes up his place at what looks to be exciting times at such a distinguished and distinct press."

At YUPL Loose will be taking up the editorial reins from Heather McCallum who was appointed managing director of Yale London last year. Loose will be commissioning both academic and trade non-fiction across a range of subjects with a remit to renew, develop and grow the list.

McCallum said: "We are delighted to be welcoming Julian to Yale University Press London. Julian’s publishing record speaks for itself, characterised as it is by numerous high profile and ground breaking works. We believe that he will add a new and exciting dimension to our publishing while reinforcing our commitment to the highest standards across all our lists."

Loose added: "It has been an immense privilege for me to work at Faber with such tremendous authors and wonderful colleagues. Now I'm greatly looking forward to the opportunity to build on Yale's tradition of publishing excellence. It's exciting to join this distinguished cultural institution and I hope that my experience will broaden the range and impact of what is already such a rich and stimulating list."

Loose will be based at the Yale London offices in London's Bedford Square and takes up his appointment in October 2016.

Last month, The Bookseller reported that Gillian Malpass, publisher for art and architecture at YUPL, was made redundant following a restructure. At the time, Yale said its reorganisation would involve changes to both operations and staff as part of a larger ongoing restructure of University Press London overall, but has so far declined to confirm to The Bookseller whether any more staff have been made redundant.