Granta has promoted Max Porter to editorial director of Granta and Portobello Books.
Porter’s promotion from his position as senior editor follows his £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize win for his novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers (Faber) earlier this month.
Porter, who has published authors including Man Booker Prize-winning Eleanor Catton along with Han Kang, Tom Bullough, Caroline Lucas and Sarah Moss, will continue to acquire fiction and non-fiction for both lists.
Sigrid Rausing, publisher of Granta, said: “I’m thrilled to announce Max Porter’s promotion. Max is a valued member of Granta’s editorial team – there is no part of publishing that he doesn’t do extremely well, and being a writer himself he understands the writing process from all angles.”
Porter added: “I am delighted to be taking on this new role at Granta and Portobello. This is a remarkable team of people, dedicated to publishing outstanding books. It is a pleasure and a privilege to be here.”
Alex Bowler is also joining Granta in the role of publishing director in July, from his position as Jonathan Cape’s deputy publishing director, it was announced in April.