Pushkin appoints Laura Macaulay as deputy publisher

Pushkin appoints Laura Macaulay as deputy publisher

Pushkin Press has appointed Laura Macaulay to the new role of deputy publisher.

Macaulay, currently publisher at Daunt Books' publishing arm, will acquire fiction and non-fiction for Pushkin Press, the Pushkin Collection, Pushkin Vertigo and Pushkin Children's Books.

Macaulay has worked in the book trade for over 10 years. In 2010, she established Daunt Books Publishing alongside James Daunt, and has been responsible for running the imprint.

She was previously in non-fiction editorial at Hodder & Stoughton, and prior to that was a manager at Daunt Books. At Daunt Books, Macaulay has shaped a list that, like Pushkin’s, includes overlooked classics and books never before published in the UK, and has rediscovered the work of Madeleine Bourdouxhe, Leonard Michaels, Stefan Heym and Vivian Gornick, as well as publishing new voices including Elliot Ackerman, Idra Novey and Mahesh Rao.

Adam Freudenheim, publisher and managing director of Pushkin, said: “I am thrilled that Laura will be joining Pushkin in this newly created role. I've long been an admirer of the incredible imprint Laura has built up at Daunt Books and look forward to having her acquire across the growing and varied Pushkin lists.  I'm also excited about the market-knowledge that Laura will bring from her many years in the book trade. Daunt Books is undoubtedly one of the world’s great independent chains, and I'm sure we'll benefit enormously from her front line experience."

Macaulay said: “Daunt Books Publishing has been a unique experience, and I’ve been fortunate to work with some exceptional authors and colleagues. I’ve learnt so much from the decades of intrinsic knowledge at Daunt Books. From my earliest bookselling days I’ve loved the Pushkin list, and under Adam’s leadership it has become one of the most remarkable publishers in the UK. It’s truly exiting to have opportunity to join the team and contribute to the flourishing of Pushkin Press.”

Macaulay will join Pushkin Press on 14th March and will be contactable on laura@pushkinpress.com.