Murphy appointed PRH Ireland publicity director

Murphy appointed PRH Ireland publicity director

Fiona Murphy has been appointed to the new in-house role of publicity director at Penguin Random House Ireland.

Murphy will look after Cornerstone, Ebury, Transworld and Vintage, with "special responsibility" for the Transworld Ireland imprint, focusing on new fiction from Donal Ryan and John Boyne, Patrick Deeley's memoir The Hurley Maker's Son and the debut novel from Conor O'Callaghan, Nothing on Earth, among others.

Murphy spent seven years with Vintage as publicity manager before moving to Quercus where she worked as deputy publicity director. Murphy will join the team in mid-February, working closely with Cliona Lewis, publicity director for Michael Joseph, Penguin General, Penguin Press, Children’s and DK, and publicity manager Patricia McVeigh. Murphy, Lewis and McVeigh will report to PRH Ireland managing director Michael McLoughlin.

Murphy said: “I started my publishing career at Penguin Random House, working with both Transworld and Vintage, so I’m thrilled to be joining the Irish team where I have the opportunity to work on Transworld Ireland and all the brilliant Random House lists in my home country.”

Two new key account managers, Carrie Anderson and Sophie Smyth, have also been appointed. They will report to PRH Ireland sales director Brian Walker, who in turn reports to Naomi Fidler, UK sales director.

Walker said: “I'm delighted that Carrie and Sophie now complete the new combined PRH team in Ireland and we all look forward to working together to build our existing customer and author relationships.”