Harriet Bourton

Publishing Director, Viking Fiction

I’ve always been drawn to voices that offer an engaging, relatable insight to the contemporary female experience of love, family and friendship. The commercial readership I’m excited to reach are women aged 40+ who read voraciously and widely, seeking out their next recommendation because it promises to entertain and to enrich their life in some way – either for reflection, to engage with a topic that resonates, or to simply escape for a few hours.

My authors would say I’m a collaborative, supportive and scrupulous editor, and I’m ambitious about building long-lasting careers with them. Previously I’ve published: Cathy Bramley, Veronica Henry, Julie Cohen, Libby Page, Cathy Kelly and Joanne Harris.

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