Oneworld has appointed Alex Christofi as commissioning editor for non-fiction, following the departure of Mike Harpley.
Christofi will report to Oneworld’s publisher, Juliet Mabey, and focus on acquiring "big-ideas" books across a range of narrative non-fiction.
Christofi was previously an agent at Conville & Walsh Ltd, representing authors including Lisa O’Donnell, author of The Death of Bees.
Mabey said: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Alex to the team here. We first met during his years as an agent, and were very impressed by his astute eye for literary talent and his hands-on approach to developing projects. Bringing someone with his experience into our award-winning non-fiction team is a clear statement of our ambition for serious, intelligent non-fiction and for Oneworld’s business as a whole.”
Christofi said: “I’m delighted to be joining one of the UK’s most exciting independent publishers. It is a great privilege to be working with such a talented list of psychologists, philosophers, journalists and historians (and one particularly brilliant engineer). In my new role, I will be continuing in Mike’s tradition, looking for provocative books about how we think, live and work, as well as the best of current affairs.”
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