Tabitha Pelly will join Transworld to take on the newly-created role of senior publicity manger at Doubleday.
Pelly is currently head of publicity at Pushkin Press. During her time at the indie Pelly has led major campaigns for Sympathy by Olivia Sudjic, Man Booker International shortlisted Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors, Red Love by Maxim Leo, The Evenings by Gerard Reve and more recently Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li, She Would be King by Wayétu Moore and Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent.
Pelly’s experience also includes work at Thames & Hudson, W W Norton and A&C Black, as well as freelancing for three years for various companies including Salt Publishing and Palgrave Macmillan.
She said: “It’s been an incredible seven years at Pushkin Press and I’m so proud to have been part of its remarkable story from early on. I’ve been lucky enough to work with world-renowned authors and exceptional colleagues, from who I’ve learned so much. Though sad to leave them all, I’m very excited to have the opportunity to bring my experience to a publisher as outstanding as Transworld, and a list as dynamic as Doubleday’s - home to some of my all-time favourite authors. I’m hugely looking forward to working with the team there.”
Pelly will join the team in December and will report to Transworld pr director Alison Barrow. She said: “We are very much looking forward to Tabitha joining the Doubleday team here. She is a proven energetic and creative PR with a great reputation. I am very excited about having her particular flair and expertise in the team and learning from her significant experience. I’m sure she will make a really valuable contribution to the department and to Transworld.”