Oundjian leaves Avon for Orion

Oundjian leaves Avon for Orion

Victoria Oundjian, currently editor at Avon, is joining Orion Fiction as commissioning editor. She will be working on the women’s fiction list and report to publishing director Clare Hey.

At Avon, Oundjian oversaw the digital publishing list and the launch of Avon’s open submissions through their website. She recently published The Memories of Us by Vanessa Carnevale, Toxic by Jacqui Rose and The Year of New Adventures by Maddie Please. Before that she was head of HQ Digital where she published the 2016 Kindle bestseller Between You and Me by Lisa Hall.

Hey said: "I am delighted that Victoria is joining the team at Orion Fiction. Her commercial eye and strategic approach along with her love of great women’s fiction will be a brilliant addition to the team."

Oundjian said: "I've so enjoyed my years at HarperCollins and being part of the incredible Avon team, working with many talented authors and colleagues - who I will dearly miss. Having been a huge admirer of Orion's brilliantly commercial women's fiction list, I cannot wait to be join such a dynamic and creative team this summer."

Oundjian will start at Orion Fiction on 6th August 2018 and can be reached on victoria.oundjian@orionbooks.co.uk from that date.