Canongate has appointed Lucy Zhou to the role of publicity manager and has also promoted Becca Nice to publicity manager.
Zhou joins Canongate from her role as associate publicist at Princeton University Press, where she has worked since 2014 on a wide variety of international, academic and trade campaigns, including most recently Allan McRobie’s The Seduction of Curves. She is also a proactive member of the SYP, chairing the Oxford branch between 2016 and 2017.
Zhou said: "I'm delighted to be joining Canongate next month. As a reader, I have always admired their vibrant and dynamic publishing, so am thrilled to now be part of Canongate's publicity team and to start working with all the wonderful authors on their list."
She will be starting at Canongate on February 5th.
Nice joined Canongate as publicity assistant in January 2014, before being promoted to press officer in 2016. In that time, she has "consistently proven herself to be both a talented and dedicated publicist", said the publisher, with a shortlisting for a PPC Award last year for her work on Lemn Sissay’s Gold From the Stone, and campaigns including Richard Rogers, Rebecca Solnit, Geoff Dyer, Jess Kidd and Michel Faber. Nice's promotion is effective immediately.
Nice said: “It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to progress my career within the Canongate Campaigns team who, along with the company as a whole, are some of the most creative, vibrant, fun and excellent people I’ve had the pleasure to work with.”
Anna Frame, head of publicity, said: “We couldn’t be more delighted to have Lucy Zhou joining Canongate as publicity manager. Both the campaigns she has run with Princeton University Press and her work with the SYP in Oxford are extremely impressive, and I’ve no doubt she will prove a valuable addition to the company. Alongside Becca Nice’s well-deserved promotion to publicity manager at the start of this year, the publicity team feels stronger now than ever before.”