Sarah Hughes to leave HC Children’s

Sarah Hughes to leave HC Children’s

Sarah Hughes, fiction publisher at HarperCollins Children’s Books, will leave the company at the end of the month after her role was made redundant.

HarperCollins created the position of fiction publisher for Hughes in 2016 but said in a statement that there was “no longer a requirement for the role”.

Hughes had made the move from her position as publishing director at Egmont. 

Rachel Denwood, publisher of the children’s books division, said: “Sarah is a passionate enthusiast for children’s fiction and will be missed. I would like to offer my personal thanks to her for all her great work, and wish her all the very best for the future.”

Hughes currently manages the division's acquiring team and edits the work of authors such as Alice Oseman and upcoming debut novels from Anna James and Adam Baron. Her authors will in future be edited by the existing senior team of Denwood, publishing director Nick Lake and senior editorial director Harriet Wilson.

Lake and Wilson will report directly to Denwood, who said: “In due course we will potentially be growing the commissioning team within children's fiction but at a more junior level and with a flatter structure.”

No-one else is being made redundant at the division, HarperCollins has confirmed.

Hughes can be contacted on sarah.hughes@mac.com or 07967 098165.