Jane Sturrock has been promoted to publishing director at Quercus while Emma Capron has been made editorial director.
Sturrock (pictured above) joined Quercus six years ago and has worked on titles by Sarah Knight, Julian Clary and Jenny Eclair, and acquired the famous My Dad Wrote a Porno and the Famous Five for Grown-Ups alongside editorial colleague Richard Milner. Quercus said she has been a key ally and force behind Quercus’s contribution to ‘Changing the Story’, which was recognised recently with a Nibbie nomination for her commission Me and White Supremacy.
Capron (pictured right) was previously senior commissioning editor and joined Quercus in 2019 after seven years at Simon & Schuster. Her authors include Laura Kay, Phoebe Wynne, Nydia Hetherington and Rebecca Serle, author of the international bestseller In Five Years, as well as working with bestselling author Beth O’Leary, alongside publisher Cassie Browne. Quercus said her strategic work and smart acquisitions have been integral to strengthening women’s fiction and reading group lists at the publisher.
Quercus m.d Jon Butler said: "I’m delighted to be able to recognise the achievements and future potential of Jane and Emma, both of whom have added so much to Quercus’ recent success, quite apart from being wonderfully upbeat, can-do colleagues through the pandemic. We’re ambitious to accelerate our recent growth across our commercial fiction and non-fiction publishing, and Jane and Emma both embody the warmth, creativity and hit-making ability that has always marked Quercus out."