Picador editorial director Kate Harvey is moving to Harvill Secker in the role of deputy publishing director. Harvey will join the Penguin Random House imprint on 18th January.
Harvill Secker publishing director Liz Foley said: "We have long admired Kate's publishing at Picador from afar and I'm delighted that she will be joining Harvill Secker in the new year. It's very exciting to have someone of her talent and experience joining the team."
At Picador, Harvey has published writers including Edward St Aubyn, Jim Crace, Helen Oyeyemi, Jackie Kay and Tim Winton, and has brought new voices including Sunjeev Sahota, Zia Haider Rahman, Liza Klaussmann and Robert Seethaler to the imprint, as well as the rediscovered work of Lucia Berlin. In the last six months her writers have won the Dublin International IMPAC Award and the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction, with Sahota shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize.
Before joining Pan Macmillan, Harvey worked for agency A P Watt.
Harvey commented: "My most formative and beloved books were those with the Picador white spine and the Harvill black. I've been so fortunate to have worked with truly exceptional writers, and wonderful colleagues, over the past decade; all of them have taught me a great deal. The opportunity now to join Harvill Secker at such a dynamic time is a thrilling one. I hope that I can help to build on the imprint's rich international heritage and am excited to be a part of its future."