Allen & Unwin Book Publishers are thrilled to announce the appointment of their first New Zealand-based commissioning editor. Nicola McCloy, previously of Random House New Zealand, joins the Allen & Unwin New Zealand team this week in the newly created role. Nicola brings with her experience not only as an editor but also as an author. She has written several books including the bestselling Whykickamoocow.
The new list will focus primarily on high quality non-fiction titles, the first of which will be published in 2009.
Melanie Laville-Moore, New Zealand Manager for Allen & Unwin said “At Allen & Unwin we have always been blessed with an amazing array of titles and authors courtesy of our Australian colleagues – many of which have performed strongly in the New Zealand market. We’ve been given the chance to build upon this at a local level, a prospect that the entire team is hugely excited by. Allen & Unwin remains a fiercely independent publisher and this is one of the key qualities that we’ll be hoping to see shine through when our first books make it onto the shelves next year.”