Sarah Odedina, former m.d. of Hot Key Books and children’s publisher at Oneworld, has been appointed to the new role of editor-at-large of Pushkin Children’s Books.
Odedina will acquire and edit up to six titles per year for Pushkin Children’s Books.
Pushkin publisher and managing director, Adam Freudenheim, said Odedina was “undoubtedly one of the great children’s editors in the UK.”
He said: "In less than three years since its launch Pushkin Children's Books has become a major part of our entire publishing programme. I'm a huge admirer of Sarah's editorial nous and look forward to seeing what gems she brings to the Pushkin Children's list which we look to grow even further in the coming years."
Odedina said she was "delighted" to start work with Pushkin. "The books that are published under the [Pushkin Press] name have all the things that I so admire: great authors, wonderful writing and stories, beautiful design, and commercial appeal", she said. "As an editor it is a dream place to be working and I am thrilled to be joining the team."
Last year, Odedina stepped down from her role as children's publisher at Oneworld after seven months, saying she did not receive the necessary support to build her list.
Prior to her time at Oneworld, Odedina launched and ran Bonnier imprint Hot Key Books. Before that she was editor-in-chief for children's books at Bloomsbury, where she oversaw the Harry Potter series.
Odedina will start work at Pushkin on 1st March and will be contactable on firstname.lastname@example.org. She will be attending the Bologna Children's Book Fair.