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I joined Transworld in 2006, from Pan Macmillan/Picador. As Fiction Publisher I oversee our literary and commercial fiction publishing and have the joy of working alongside a team of incredibly talented, dedicated people. At the heart of all we do is our desire to discover unforgettable stories, and to bring those stories to as many readers as possible.

I publish Paula Hawkins, Belinda Bauer, Renee Knight and Lesley Kara, amongst others. Next year I am excited to be publishing a debut novel for Doubleday, The Stray Cats of Homs, based on the powerful true story of a young man growing up in Syria during the war.

A book that has left a deep impression on me: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, which is so immersive that I don’t even think of it as a novel, so much as a breathtaking experience I will never forget.

A book I’d recommend to anyone: Belinda Bauer’s Rubbernecker. Belinda writes crime novels with heart, and I defy anyone not to love Patrick Fort and this startling, inventive story.