Profile's Gray promoted to commissioning editor

Profile's Gray promoted to commissioning editor

Profile has promoted Rebecca Gray to the position of commissioning editor of Serpent’s Tail and Profile Books.

Andrew Franklin, m.d. of Profile Books, said: “We missed Rebecca a lot when she was away on maternity leave and are delighted to have her back, especially now that she will be bringing great books to Profile and Serpent’s Tail.

"If I were asked what was distinctive about her taste I would say that the hallmark of a great Gray book was a well-paced story, beautifully written, certainly surprising and always entertaining.  And that is as true for her non-fiction as her fiction.”

Hannah Westland, Serpent’s Tail publisher, said: “Rebecca has been a crucial part of the Serpent’s Tail list for longer than any of us besides Pete Ayrton. She commissioned not only our biggest hit of recent years in Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, but has also proven herself to have a uniquely sharp eye at picking up new talent such as Simon Rich and Beatrice Hitchman. We’re looking forward to many more brilliant acquisitions from her.”