Griffiths and Loose leave roles at Faber

Griffiths and Loose leave roles at Faber

Faber has "closed" the positions of publisher for fiction and paperbacks and publisher for non-fiction and the arts, with Hannah Griffiths (pictured) and Julian Loose leaving their roles at the company.

Griffiths, publisher for fiction and paperbacks, will leave the company after 12 years, while Loose, publisher for non-fiction, who has worked at the company for 25 years, will stay on at the publisher until summer when he will become a consultant to Faber.

Mitzi Angel made the decision to restructure the editorial department following her appointment as publisher at Faber last year. Under the new structure, a group of editors—acquiring fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama—will report directly to her.

Angel said: "Very sadly, in light of this new arrangement, both Hannah Griffiths and Julian Loose have decided to leave the company, although Julian will continue to work for Faber as an editorial consultant. Both of them will be hugely missed. They have made an extraordinary and lasting contribution to Faber & Faber.”

Stephen Page, chief executive of Faber, praised Griffiths for the "enormous impact" she has made at the company.

He said: "She arrived as a commissioning editor but quickly rose to oversee the fiction publishing, the paperback publishing and the very successful launch of a crime list. She acquired and brilliantly published a highly distinct list of writers, including Eimear McBride, Max Porter, Stewart Lee, Emma Brockes, Amity Gaige, Thomas Morris, Miriam Toews, Francesca Kay and Rachel Cusk. Her energy, intelligence and commitment have ensured her success with every challenge she has taken on. Everyone at Faber will miss her company, her acumen and vivacity, and wishes her the very best of luck in her next role.”

Griffiths joined Faber in 2004 as commissioning editor.

She said: "It's been an absolute dream to work in the editorial department at Faber with exceptional writers and colleagues. I can't remember a single dull day in all those 12  years. I know that I'm leaving my writers in safe hands as I embark on finding my next challenge."

Page said of Loose: "Julian has shown great calm, intelligence and clear-minded editorial leadership. We’re delighted that we will have his expertise to hand as an editor, as he has contributed so much to the company over more than 25 years.”

Loose said it has been a "privilege" to work for Faber. "I would like to thank my brilliant colleagues for their support over the years," he said. "I'm so pleased that we have found a way for me to continue with my wonderful authors."

Angel was appointed to her position from Farrar, Straus & Giroux in New York.

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