Matthewson joins Odedina at Hot Key Books

Matthewson joins Odedina at Hot Key Books

Emma Matthewson is joining Hot Key Books as editor-at-large, moving from her role as editorial director at Bloomsbury Children's Books.

Matthewson's starting date at Bonnier-owned Hot Key Books is to be confirmed. She will share responsibility for growing the list of fiction for 9-19 year-olds, which launched in August this year, working with m.d. Sarah Odedina, previously of Bloomsbury.

Matthewson said: "After 15 marvellous and exciting years at Bloomsbury Children's Books the time has finally come to move on. I am thrilled to be joining Hot Key Books, so newly formed by Bonnier Publishing, yet so clearly absolutely fizzing with energy. I am so pleased to be working again with the inspirational Sarah Odedina, and to be joining the hugely talented team that is already in place."

Odedina said: "I could not be more delighted that Emma Matthewson will join us at Hot Key Books. She is a highly respected editor with an impressive track record of commissioning prize-winning, bestselling books and building wonderful relationships with authors and agents. As we grow and establish Hot Key Books in the world of children's fiction the addition of an editor of Emma's stature is an indication of just how ambitious we are for the list."