Penguin Press publicity director Rosie Glaisher is retiring next week after 32 years at the company. She will be succeeded by Thi Dinh, a former member of the Penguin Press team, most recently a freelance public relations consultant.
Glaisher was a theatre and books publicist before arriving at Viking in 1985. She joined Penguin Press in 2000 before leading the Allen Lane and Penguin Classics publicity teams, overseeing the launch of Particular Books in 2009 and the relaunch of the Pelican imprint in 2014. She was at the forefront of championing authors such as Eric Schlosser, Malcolm Gladwell, Jared Diamond and Steven Pinker.
Glaisher said: "I have always cherished working with such brilliant authors over the course of my career, and I’m privileged to have been at Penguin Press for the past 20 years during its remarkable period of transformation. The real highlight for me has always been working in collaboration, not only with authors, but with editors, and many other brilliant colleagues – especially publicists."
Succeeding Glaisher as Penguin Press publicity director is publicist Thi Dinh, who is rejoining Penguin Random House on 24th February. Dinh spent 10 years at Penguin Press before working at Riot Communications and Bloomsbury and as an independent publicist. She will report to Penguin Press managing director Stefan McGrath.
McGrath said of Glaisher’s departure: "Over the past two decades, Rosie has been an indefatigable champion of Penguin Press books and an invaluable member of the team, it really has been a great pleasure and privilege to have worked with her for so long. Moreover, she has an astonishing track record of recruiting and promoting talent, so happily leaves behind a strong team that will be led brilliantly by Thi, who I’m pleased to be welcoming back."
Dinh said: "Rosie is a wonderful champion of both authors and colleagues, and although I am sad not to be working with her, I am thrilled to be returning to Penguin Press, where I first started my publishing career and benefited from Rosie’s wisdom and support. I’m excited to be working on such a fantastic list and looking forward to working with the superb team."
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