Meet the Editor
I’ve worked in publishing for over thirty years since starting as a rep in a battered Nissan Cherry in northern Greece. At Oxford University Press I set up the Very Short Introductions series in the early 1990s, convinced that short, affordable books can, and should, be intelligent and thought-provoking.
I was subsequently editorial director at Granta Books and over a dozen years ago was one of the first in publishing to investigate podcasting. Since then I have produced hundreds of author interviews, some of them filmed. I’m also active as a translator, in particular for Le Monde diplomatique.
The What's It For? series, which I am delighted to be commissioning for Bristol University Press, seeks, like the Press as a whole, to be an agent for positive change. It will ask tough questions about purpose and fitness for purpose: what has to change for the future to be better? I’m greatly looking forward to exploring these questions with authors who are specialists in their fields and – equally important – passionate about communicating to a wide readership.
If you are interested in getting in touch, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.