Ruth Knowles

Publisher, Penguin Random House Children’s

I work directly with a list of authors that include Malorie Blackman, Philip Pullman, Lucy Hawking and Adam Kay, and I’m passionate about making sure all children can find a book that reflects their lived experiences.

Working with such brilliant and inspiring authors is a big part of the work I do here as the Publisher of the Puffin list for children aged 6+. I have the privilege of looking after its iconic classics list and making them fresh for every new reader, as well as finding the most exciting new voices of the future. I’m excited to share this experience with you.

I work across fiction and non-fiction and cover books for very small children up to young adults, so my job looks completely different every day. If you’re interested in a role that challenges you creatively and you’re excited to discover the stories that are sparking children’s imaginations then PRH Children’s could be the place for you.

I am also a member of the Children’s Inclusion Group. I believe that inclusive talent recruitment and retention is absolutely key to meaningful change and action, which is why I am so looking forward to hearing from you all.

What makes a Commissioning Editor in my team?

A Commissioning Editor at Puffin knows what sparks young people’s imaginations and is passionate about finding new voices and new trends that will become big news in the playground.

Books that Ruth's published include

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