West appointed deputy publisher for Sphere Fiction

West appointed deputy publisher for Sphere Fiction

Little, Brown Book Group has hired Maddie West as the new deputy publisher for its Sphere Fiction imprint, replacing Rebecca Saunders.

West, who is currently editorial director at Atlantic imprint Corvus, will focus on publishing commercial women’s fiction for the list.

Saunders, previously deputy publisher at Sphere Fiction, is joining Hachette Australia as commercial fiction publisher and will take up her new position on 2nd February.

She will report to publisher Catherine Burke, while commissioning editor Manpreet Grewal and editorial assistant Marina de Pass will report to West.

Burke said: “I am delighted that Maddie is joining us at Sphere. Having worked with Maddie many years ago, I know how passionate she is about commercial women’s fiction, what a thoughtful and insightful editor she is and what strong publishing instinct she has. She is going to make a fantastic addition to the Sphere team.”

West said: “I'm sad to be leaving my wonderful colleagues and authors at Atlantic, but couldn't turn down the opportunity to work with Sphere's bestselling, brilliant authors and the incredibly talented publishing team there.”

West starts at Sphere on 20th January.