Larry Finlay

Managing Director, Transworld

I’ve been Transworld’s Managing Director since 2001 and have been here for most of my working life - since 1983, when I joined as copywriter. At Transworld, we publish books that entertain, provoke and inspire - and sometimes even change people’s lives. I love my job, and am passionate about what we do. Every day, I consider myself incredibly lucky to work with such an amazing team of dedicated colleagues - and to publish so many of my own favourite writers.

A book that's left a deep impression on meA God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson. It not only changed the way I view fiction but the way I view my own life.

My literary hero: Jack Reacher – Lee Child’s larger-than-life hero is the righter of wrongs in a bad world. We should all be a little more Reacher.

A book I'd recommend to everyoneThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak. The only bad thing about it is that it comes to an end.

Go back to Leadership Team

Sign up to the Penguin Newsletter

For the latest books, recommendations, author interviews and more