Irish independent publisher Tramp Press is expanding its presence in the UK and has appointed Helen Hughes as head of UK development.
Based in London, the part-time role will see Hughes have responsibility for a range of publishing activities, from production and editorial to sales and marketing.
Hughes is currently working as a a production controller in children's publishing. She previously worked in editorial and production at Faber for two years and had assisted Tramp with editorial work.
Hughes joins Tramp publisher Sarah Davis-Goff and co-publisher Lisa Coen, who are both based in Dublin.
"For our part, Lisa and I are exceptionally excited to be building our team with someone so capable and hard-working", said Davis-Goff. "Helen has lots of experience and great instincts. While she works part-time for us, by day she works in children's publishing. We're so excited to have Helen aboard – she's exceptionally talented."
Tramp is currently publishing three books a year. Davis-Goff said: "When we think of growth at Tramp, we think in terms of stronger positions in the marketplace rather than necessarily more titles per year. Ireland hasn't so far produced an exceptional publisher like a Faber or a Grove/Atlantic for various reasons, and that's what we're working towards, to publish outstanding fiction on a world stage."
Tramp Press recently announced that it would be rejecting submissions from “overtly sexist” writers who refer to the publishers as “dear sirs” or declare they do not read books by women.