Picador is making two promotions within its editorial team, following editorial director Kate Harvey's move to Harvill Secker at the end of 2015.
Kris Doyle has been promoted from senior editor to senior commissioning editor. Doyle has worked across fiction and non-fiction on titles including Richard House’s The Kills, Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath Test and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, and the works of Graham Robb, Clive James, and Vivienne Westwood.
Sophie Jonathan has meanwhile been promoted from editor to senior editor. Jonathan took the lead on titles including Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites, Emily St John Mandel’s Station Eleven and Lily King’s Euphoria. She published the Picador Classic list and has won auctions for debut authors, whose books will appear over the next few years, including Nell Stevens (Bleaker House) and Camas Davis (Killing It).
Doyle and Jonathan will combine working with their existing authors, taking on authors from Harvey's list, and starting to build their own lists.
Picador publisher Paul Baggaley said: “Picador had a fabulous 2015 with bestselling titles across all areas of the list (in fiction, non-fiction and poetry) and spectacular sales growth, and has already had a great start to 2016. I am delighted to announce these promotions which broaden the roles and reflect the brilliant work of these younger editors, and will add impetus to our acquisition growth and our publishing range.”