Stradwick to take editorial director role with RHCB

<p>Becky Stradwick, former head of children&#39;s books at Borders and currently children&#39;s agent at the Darley Anderson Agency, will join Random House Children&#39;s Books as editorial director for children&rsquo;s fiction in March. Her role at RHCB will be strategic and acquisitive.</p><p>Publisher Annie Eaton said: &quot;Becky&#39;s passion and knowledge of children&#39;s literature combined with her commercial head and experience will enable her to take on a strategic role within RHCB. She has a fantastic view of the market and awareness of our list.&quot;</p><p>Areas that RHCB is seeking to develop include opportunities in its backlist, non-fiction popular culture and series publishing, said Eaton. &quot;We will focus on three series each year across different age ranges, so consolidating the series publishing we have done to date, and we will be discussing a number of other opportunities with Becky.&quot;</p><p>She added: &quot;I wouldn&rsquo;t expect to see many more booksellers coming into publishing at this level. Alongside her retail experience, Becky has importantly had a year&rsquo;s experience at an agency where she has worked with authors and developed manuscripts and that is what made her interesting for this position.&quot;</p><p>Stradwick said: &quot;I have always been a huge fan of the Random House Children&rsquo;s Books list so the opportunity to join this team is enormously exciting. I have loved my time at Darley Anderson and I very much look forward to working with them again in the future.&quot;</p>