We’re very glad to have you here at the virtual home of HarperFiction’s literary fiction imprint, The Borough Press!
The imprint name was chosen just as Borough, near London Bridge, was announced as the new home of HarperCollinsPublishers. It’s a place that reflects the spirit of our books, and the spirit of the imprint: energetic, modern and passionate – proud of a rich and varied past, and enthusiastic about a thriving present and future.
We are the home of some of the best-loved and most critically acclaimed authors of today, such as Lionel Shriver, Tracy Chevalier, Nathan Filer, Joanna Cannon, Bridget Collins and Louisa Young. But The Borough Press is also the fertile ground to nurture new voices that we believe will be the stalwarts of tomorrow. You will always find wonderful debuts at Borough, alongside household names; what they have in common is passionate, intelligent writing coupled with energetic, page-turning plots. We love all the books we publish, and hope you do too.
MEET THE TEAM (right to left)
Name: Suzie Dooré
Title: Publishing Director
Vital statistics: How dare you.
I wish I’d published:Fingersmith, Middlesex, Life After Life, A Little Life. I clearly only like books with one-word titles or the word ‘Life’ in them.
Name: Ore Agbaje-Williams
Title: Assistant Editor
Alter ego: Your mum, and Mary Poppins. She has everything in her bag. Safety pins? Got it. Trolley token? Got it. Anything you can think of off the top of your head? Probably got that too.
I wish I’d published: Stay With Me, Every Day is for the Thief, Crazy Rich Asians, The Flatshare, Normal People
Name: Charlotte Cray
Title: Editorial Director
Office nickname: The Pale Horseman
I wish I’d published: Where’d You Go Bernadette, A Visit from the Goon Squad, Under the Skin, Carol, The Bell Jar
Name: Carla Josephson
Title: Commissioning Editor
Best thing about Borough: The incredible view from our desks!
I wish I’d published: The Immortalists, The Silent Companions, Tipping the Velvet, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Name: Ann Bissell
Title: Publicity Director – Commissioning
Composition: 100% jokes
I wish I’d published: The Night Watch, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit