Bonnier Books' Sydney-based publisher Echo Publishing has appointed Tegan Morrison as associate publisher. She replaces Angela Meyer who, after five years, left the imprint in October to pursue her writing career.
Morrison has 20 years’ experience in the industry across adult fiction, non-fiction, children’s and YA publishing, including roles at HarperCollins Australia, Penguin Books Australia and Hachette Australia. She has worked with authors including Shaun Tan, Melina Marchetta, Paul Ham, Cathy Freeman, Ursula Dubosarsky and Morris Gleitzman.
Most recently, Morrison was a publishing consultant at independent publisher Brio Books, and prior to that was associate publisher for ABC children’s books at HarperCollins Australia.
Kate Parkin, m.d., Adult Trade Publishing, Bonnier Books UK, welcomed Tegan's "breadth of experience and knowledge", adding "she is the perfect candidate to take Echo from strength to strength".
Benny Agius, general manager at Echo Publishing, said: "I’m thrilled to bits that Tegan is joining us. She is an exceptional person, and with 20 years’ experience at some of Australia’s biggest houses she will bring a whole new dimension to Echo. I am so looking forward to working with her."
Morrison added: "I’m delighted to be joining the wonderful team at Echo. It’s an exciting time for the list and I look forward to working with Echo’s brilliant existing authors and publishing more strong commercial titles with global appeal."
Morrison will commence her new role in January 2020 and will be based at Echo’s new office in Chatswood, Sydney.