We are delighted to announce that Gillian Redfearn is promoted to Publishing Director of Gollancz, with immediate effect. Since becoming Deputy Publishing Director in 2013 Gillian has done an outstanding job in bringing better focus and organisation to the Gollancz list. In her new role, Simon Spanton (Associate Publisher), Darren Nash (Digital Publisher), Marcus Gipps (Editor) and Charlie Panayiotou (Editorial Manager) will report to Gillian, while Emily Lunn (Editorial Assistant) continues to report to Darren.
Gillian will continue to report to Jon Wood, who now becomes Managing Director of Gollancz in addition to his other roles as Deputy Group Publisher and editor for such major fiction brands as Ian Rankin, Harlan Coben and Kate Mosse. Gollancz remains a key imprint of the General Division, and Gillian joins the General Division Executive.
Malcolm Edwards, Deputy CEO and Publisher of the Orion Group, said: ‘Gollancz is one of the most prestigious genre imprints in the world, and the entire team is dedicated to innovative, commercial and award-winning publishing. We’re confident that this new structure will allow Gollancz to capitalise on its exceptional legacy, while exploring new opportunities.’
Jon Wood said: ‘Gillian has already made an enormous contribution to the Gollancz team in the short time she has been my deputy. Her vision for the list – both in terms of strategy and organisation – has already been felt throughout the company and this change will put her front-and-centre in our mission to make Gollancz the leading publisher of science-fiction and fantasy in the UK and abroad.’
Gillian Redfearn added: ‘Gollancz is a rich and diverse list, characterised by its heritage, its superb authors and its commercial success. It’s an honour to work with so many talented and passionate people, and that Orion trusts me to work with this amazing team, to bring out the very best of our publishing in 2014 and beyond.’
Please join us in congratulating Gillian on her promotion, and Jon on his further expanded role.