Picador has revealed promotions for Ravi Mirchandani, Francesca Main and George Morley as part of an editorial restructure.
Associate publisher Mirchandani will become editor-in-chief, focusing on acquisition strategy and the shaping of the Picador list in conjunction with publisher Paul Baggaley. He joined Picador back in 2014, after working at Penguin, Weidenfeld, William Heinemann and Atlantic Books.
Publishing director Main, who has launched the careers of authors including Jessie Burton, Adam Kay, A J Pearce, Emma Flint and Cathy Rentzenbrink, takes on the role of associate publisher. She will continue to add to her list of writers of literary and reading group fiction and memoir, while taking on responsibility for the development and training of the younger editorial team.
Morley, who moved to Picador in 2018 as editorial director to strengthen its non-fiction, becomes publishing director. She will oversee all of Picador’s publishing systems and processes, while continuing her non-fiction publishing role.
Ravi Mirchandani, Francesca Main and George Morley
Pan Macmillan said the changes followed 43% year-on-year growth at Picador, which won Imprint of the Year at the British Book Awards, and would help it become the market-leading literary imprint in UK publishing.
The promotions took effect today (23rd May) and all three will continue to report to Baggaley.
He said: “As Picador has grown considerably over the last few years, I have recognised the need to develop a new structure with new responsibilities for my senior team. Fortunately I have three of the most experienced and creative colleagues in Ravi, Francesca and George, who have supported me invaluably over the last few years, and I’m delighted to be able to reflect their talents in these new roles.”