MJ's Katya Shipster moves to HarperCollins

MJ's Katya Shipster moves to HarperCollins

HarperCollins has appointed former Michael Joseph deputy publicity director Katya Shipster as non-fiction editorial director.

Shipster, who has worked on campaigns for authors including Nadiya Hussain, Stephen Fry, Paul Hollywood and Caspar Lee, joins a "new-look" Harper Non-Fiction team, with includes former Ebury deputy publisher Ed Faulkner, joining as publisher of Harper Non-Fiction in May. Faulkner is replacing Natalie Jerome who left the role in January to move to Bonnier Publishing.

Publishing strategy director, Oliver Malcolm said: “I am delighted that Katya has decided to join the Harper Non-Fiction team and have absolute confidence that she will make a seamless transition into the editorial function. Katya will bring some genuinely fresh perspective, and she clearly has a fantastic eye for quality entertainment. We can't wait for her to start.”

Shipster said: “After eleven wonderful years at Penguin, I feel privileged to have worked with so many outstanding authors and colleagues. I am honoured to now be joining the talented Harper Non-Fiction team at an exciting time, and I’m very much looking forward to getting started on this new challenge.”

Shipster’s first day at HarperCollins will be 5th June 2017.