Quercus Children’s will formerly integrate into the Hachette Children’s Group 1st January 2016, as Niamh Mulvey leaves the children’s team to join Quercus' adult department.
The children’s division, which already operates from the Hachette building in London, is led by its publishing director Roisin Heycock, who recently returned from maternity leave. She will report to Hilary Murray Hill, Hachette Children’s Group c.e.o.
The Quercus Children’s Books team will also comprise Sarah Lambert, who will return from maternity in November, and editor Rachel Faulkner, who is becoming a permanent member of staff with immediate effect. They will both report to Heycock.
Mulvey, who had been acting editorial director during Lambert’s maternity leave, will become senior commissioning editor of the adult list under Jon Riley, editor-in-chief at Quercus.
Jon Butler, m.d. for Quercus Books, said: “Quercus Children’s Books has built an incredible list of authors in a very short time, and there’s a real buzz about the place as it embarks on an exciting new journey as part of the Hachette Children’s Group. As well as welcoming Niamh Mulvey back into the adult division, I’d particularly like to thank Roisin, Sarah, and Rachel for everything they’ve done to enhance the reputation of Quercus in their time here; and to wish them the very best for an exciting future ahead.”