German publisher S Fischer has promoted Alexander Roesler to editorial director of non-fiction to replace Nina Sillem who left in September to establish her own literary agency.
Roesler, who takes up his post on 1st March, began his career in publishing at Suhrkamp Verlag as a non-fiction editor and then became editorial director of “edition suhrkamp”.
He joined S Fischer’s editorial team in 2006, working with authors such as Steven Pinker, Jared Diamond, Giorgio Agamben and Slavoj Zizek.
S Fischer c.e.o. Joerg Bong said: “We are extremely pleased to appoint Alexander. He has played an important part in shaping our non-fiction list, making it a forum of ideas, democratic values, reflections on current affairs and on the history of our civilization. S. Fischer has a tradition of publishing books that help understand our complex world and sometimes even to change it.”