Jack Ramm has made the move from agent to publisher after being hired as commissioning editor for Penguin Random House imprint Viking.
Ramm has spent six years as an agent for the Eve White Literary Agency and will commission books in popular culture, popular science, sport and narrative non-fiction beginning from 31st July.
Ramm said he had experienced six “happy years” with Eve but was “extremely excited” to take on a new role at Viking.
“Whilst leaving my wonderful clients and their equally wonderful books was a difficult decision, I am looking forward to joining the team at Viking and publishing the kind of prize-winning, bestselling nonfiction that they are renowned for,” he said.
In his new role he will report to Viking publisher Daniel Crewe, who said: “Jack has impressed us, and so many people, hugely as an agent, and we are thrilled that he’s jumping over to this side and joining us here – and on this ‘side’ too he’ll be chasing new authors with the same drive and aplomb. We can’t wait for him to join the team.”
This year Viking’s non-fiction bestsellers have included Ben Macintyre’s SAS, Laurence Rees’s The Holocaust, and Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh’s The Path.