Jennie Rothwell has left Bonnier Books UK to join Cornerstone imprint Arrow as fiction editor.
Rothwell will publish and acquire saga and women’s fiction, working with Arrow deputy publisher Emily Griffin to steer the strategy for Arrow’s saga list.
Griffin said: "I am thrilled that Jennie is joining the Arrow team – I was instantly struck by her strong passion for commercial fiction and her keen market awareness, as well as the commitment and creativity she brings to her work. We are ambitious to achieve new heights of success for our existing stable of authors, as well as to find writers who can become our long-term brands for the future, and I can’t wait to see what Jennie brings to the list."
Rothwell joins from Zaffre, part of Bonnier Books UK, where she worked as assistant editor across a range of fiction titles including Heather Morris’s Cilka’s Journey, Stacy Halls’ The Familiars and T M Logan’s The Holiday, following stints at Sphere and Avon.
She said: "I am absolutely delighted to be joining the fantastic team at Arrow. They publish outstanding commercial fiction and the opportunity to work closely with Emily and the team to take their saga and women's fiction publishing to the next level, is unmissable. I very much look forward to working with their existing authors and seeking out fresh new talent to bring to the list."
Rothwell will start her new role on Tuesday 29th October and replaces Cass Di Bello who is returning to Sydney at the end of the month.