Commissioning Editor, Penguin Business & Penguin Life
I publish across both the Penguin Business and Penguin Life lists, with a focus on books by leading experts, journalists and academics.
For Penguin Business, I acquire books about productivity, technology, finance and popular economics, as well as some narrative business and investigative journalism. Authors I am currently working with include Cal Newport, Daniel Goleman, Alex Edmans, Tim Schwab, Greg Zuckerman, Noor Hibbert, Bob Sutton and Huggy Rao.
For Penguin Life, I commission books on topics like exercise, nutrition, sleep and memory. I also acquire in psychology and neuroscience. Authors I am currently working with include Russell Foster, James Kinross, Johnny Drain, Idrees Mughal (Dr Idz), Cassie Holmes and Andrew Jenkinson.
Contact me: JBirkett@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk