Maria Rejt gets own Pan Mac imprint

<p>Pan Macmillan publishing director Maria Rejt is to head up a new imprint created &quot;to reflect the breadth and distinctiveness of her personal taste.&quot;</p><p>The imprint, titled Mantle, will be a hardback and trade paperback imprint publishing up to 20 titles a year, encompassing general, crime, thriller and some literary fiction and a few non-fiction titles. </p><p>Mantle launches in May with Scott Turow&#39;s <em>Innocent,</em> a follow-up to <em>Presumed Innocent</em>, and many of Rejt&#39;s already established Macmillan, Pan and Picador authors will join it, with the 2010 list including C J Sansom, Kate Morton, Bella Pollen and Benjamin Black. New novels by M R Hall, Melanie McGrath and Minette Walters will follow in 2011.<br /><br />Pan Mac m.d. Anthony Forbes Watson called Rejt &quot;an extraordinarily gifted editor and publisher, a terrific colleague, and one of a kind,&quot; saying: &quot;She has a rare eye for high quality writing with broad appeal, and an unstinting focus on her authors. Mantle is the perfect vehicle for her talents.&quot;</p><p>Rejt said having her own imprint was &quot;an extraordinary and exciting responsibility&quot; and that she was honoured in the authors who are joining her in the new venture. &quot;I hope I will do them proud, build and extend their readerships even further, and publish them with passion, vigour and commitment,&quot; she added.<br /><br /> </p>