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 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 (left to right)
Name: Charlotte Cray
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: 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: Fran Fabriczki
Title: Editorial Assistant
Alter ego: franstagram – she lives on the internet, creeps on your holiday photos, and posts obnoxious pictures of her brunch
I wish I’d published: The Remains of the Day, My Brilliant Friend, All the Light We Cannot See, MAUS, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Name: Holly Ainley
Title: Commissioning Editor
Best thing about Borough: Besides our books? The market, especially Alsop & Walker for amazing cheese!
I wish I’d published: Notes on a Scandal, The Slap, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, The Yellow Birds, The Snow Geese
Name: Ann Bissell
Title: Publicity Director – Commissioning
Most used ice breaker: If a bear and a pigeon were the same size, which would win in a fight?
I wish I’d published: The Night Watch, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit