Sphere hires Viking's Forte and Kenny from Bloomsbury

Sphere hires Viking's Forte and Kenny from Bloomsbury

Little, Brown imprint Sphere has appointed Viking’s Rosanna Forte and Callum Kenny from Bloomsbury as editors working across the fiction list.

Forte, who joins on 27th August, has spent three years at PRH, most recently as an editorial assistant for Viking. She has worked with bestselling authors including John le Carré, Nick Hornby, Tana French, Cara Hunter, Josie Silver and Jane Corry.

She said: “I am so excited to be joining the phenomenal team at Sphere. Not only do they publish some of the very finest examples of commercial fiction around at the moment, but the fresh approach they take to their publishing is second to none and I'm thrilled to have the chance to work alongside them.”

   

Rosanna Forte and Callum Kenny

Kenny, who arrives on 10th September, has worked across the fiction and non-fiction lists at Bloomsbury, along with its children’s books. He has worked on titles by Laura Purcell, Stuart Turton, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Samantha Shannon and Jessie Burton.

He said: “I am delighted to be joining Sphere, a truly forward-thinking imprint with an enviable list of authors. This is a brilliant opportunity to learn from an outstanding team and work on some of the smartest, most innovative and creative books in the market.”

Both new recruits will report to Sphere fiction publisher Lucy Malagoni, who said: “I am so pleased to be adding the exceptional talents of both Rosanna and Callum to the Sphere fiction team and know they will both bring an enormous amount of creativity, passion and vision to our publishing.”