Transworld has unveiled a number of promotions across the editorial team including Lizzy Goudsmit stepping up to senior commissioning editor.
Previously commissioning editor, Goudsmit has become senior commissioning editor, and will continue to report to Susanna Wadeson, publishing director for non-fiction. Goudsmit has acquired widely across Doubleday, non-fiction and commercial fiction, publishing novels by Mahsuda Snaith, Livia Franchini and Leona Deakin as well as Sabrina Hatton Cohen's memoir The Heat of the Moment. In February, it was revealed that Goudsmit’s own “hypnotic thriller” début Seven Lies, written under a pseudonym, had been signed in a significant six-figure deal with Sphere and a further deal worth an undisclosed seven-figure sum.
Alice Youell is promoted to commissioning editor, having previously been editor, and will be reporting to editorial director Jane Lawson. Since joining Transworld, Youell has brought a number of acclaimed and exciting début literary titles to the Doubleday list, including Conor O’Callaghan, Susannah Dickey and Sarah Leipciger.
Meanwhile Tash Barsby has been promoted to commissioning editor, and will continue to report to Frankie Gray, publishing director for commercial fiction. As well as working across the crime list, Barsby has "launched Emma Curtis as a bestselling e-book brand, Lauren North’s début The Perfect Betrayal and has made a number of smart, exciting début acquisitions in the form of Deborah Masson and Sarah Pearse," Transworld said.
Rounding off the promotions, editorial assistant Imogen Nelson has been appointed to assistant editor, reporting to fiction publisher Sarah Adams. She will continue to support Adams and Gray, with responsibilities across the commercial fiction list.