Sandy Mahal has been appointed as associate curator of the London Book & Screen Week with immediate effect.
London Book Fair, which runs London Book & Screen Week, has also appointed Mahal as associate curator of special projects, on an interim basis.
In her new role, Mahal will be responsible for the planning and execution of a number of initiatives and event programmes, including London Book and Screen Week.
Jacks Thomas, director of The London Book Fair, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sandy to London Book & Screen Week and The London Book Fair. Her wealth of experience and publishing industry knowledge, together with a great enthusiasm for delivering great events around books will stand us in good stead this year. I am sure she will be a major asset and I look forward to welcoming her.”
Mahal left her role as director of The Space, a commissioning and development programme established by the BBC and Arts Council England (ACE), in October 2015.
Prior to that she spent seven years working on The Reading Agency’s Reading Partners publisher programme, during which time she was named a Bookseller Rising Star (2012) in recognition of her work.
Mahal starts her new role with The London Book Fair this week, working until the end of April.