PRH Canada restructures staff

PRH Canada restructures staff

Penguin Random House has revealed a major staff restructuring in Canada, with Lynn Henry taking on a newly created role of publishing director of Knopf Canada.

Publishers Weekly has reported that Henry will now report to publisher Anne Collins.

President Kristin Cochrane said in a statement: “Lynn will work closely with Anne to further shape the Knopf Canada list, building upon its incredible legacy. Lynn is known, both internationally and in Canada, for her keen eye in spotting debut talent aswell as her strong reputation for her editorial work with established writers, and I have every confidence that these gifts will be of great benefit to her work with Knopf Canada.”

In other staff moves at the company, Amy Black will take on the role of associate publisher at Doubleday Canada, also reporting to Cochrane, and Martha Kanya-Forstner, who resigned as editor-in-chief of Doubleday Canada in 2010 after 12 years with the company, will return to that same role.

Tara Walker has been named editorial director of newly combined Tundra and Doubleday Canada Young Readers. Tundra Books publisher Alison Morgan is leaving the company.

In related news, PRH Canada president and c.e.o. Brad Martin has created a Penguin Random House Canada children’s literature board, chaired by Penguin Canada president and publisher Nicole Winstanley.