Children’s publisher Nosy Crow has appointed Katherine Halligan to the new role of head of non-fiction and activity publishing.
Halligan was most recently editorial director for Scholastic, a job she left in 2011 to look after her young family and spend time in her native America. Prior to that she was senior commissioning editor for picture books at Simon & Schuster.
Nosy Crow’s m.d. Kate Wilson said: “Five years into our publishing, and having won our two publishing partnerships, 2016 felt like the right time to appoint someone of Katherine’s calibre, experience and seniority into this newly created role. I’ve worked with Katherine when I was running Macmillan Children’s Books and again when I ran Scholastic UK, so I jumped at the opportunity to hire her again as soon as her family circumstances made it possible for her to resume her career in the UK.”
Halligan added: “I am thrilled to be joining the brilliant team at Nosy Crow, and to take part in the really exciting and innovative work it is doing. It will be an honour to collaborate with such great institutions as the British Museum and the National Trust. And I am enormously excited about working with the very best authors and illustrators — both established and new — to create a range of books that are beautiful and funny and, above all, completely child-centred and irresistibly engaging.”