The Royal Court’s Chris Campbell will join Oberon Books as senior editor next year.
Currently literary manager of the Royal Court theatre in London’s Sloane Square, Campbell will become senior editor for the north London-based independent publisher in January 2019.
Campbell has managed the Royal Court’s literary department for eight and a half years, and was previously deputy literary manager of the National Theatre for six years. He will replace George Spender, who joins the team at Edinburgh International Festival.
“I’m looking forward more than I can say to this new act,” Campbell said. “I’ve had a wonderful time at the Royal Court and at the National before that and I’m ready and eager to put that experience of and commitment to writers into a new context.”
James Hogan, founder publisher of Oberon, commented: “Experimenting with new forms of theatre and continuing momentum in the international book trade are Oberon's strengths. I'm sure Chris will relish his new role."
Oberon publishes over 100 plays per year with the current season featuring plays produced at the National Theatre, The Old Vic, the RSC, Royal Court, and Almeida, as well as Broadway and Off-Broadway.