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Key Publishing Appointments at Walker Books Australia

Linsay Knight has been appointed Publisher of Walker Books Australia and New Zealand.

In a statement, Knight said “I am delighted to be part of such a creative company whose strong passion for bringing stories and children together exactly complements my own lifelong belief in the positive power of children's books.”

Walker Books Australia President, Angela Van Den Belt commented “Linsay’s integrity, passion and commitment to children’s books is inspiring. Linsay’s long and illustrious career in children’s publishing places us in a great position to drive us forward, to grow our local list and to establish us locally as one of the best. To round out our publishing team Nancy Conescu has also joined us as WBA Executive Commissioning Editor. Nancy was previously an Executive Editor at Penguin New York; Executive Editor at Dial, Young Readers and she has worked at Hachette New York; Senior Editor at Little Brown, Young Readers. Nancy brings a wealth of editorial experience, and enormous energy to the role."

"It is an exciting time at Walker Books Australia, ensuring we continue to publish our award-winning, quality WBA list, newly invigorated by the fresh insights of both Linsay and Nancy. Maryann Ballantyne will continue in her role as Publisher of the award-winning Black Dog Books imprint. Our local lists are very much part of our growth plans and I am thrilled to have Linsay and Nancy join us. We look forward to a vibrant and award-winning publishing list in our future,” Van Den Belt said.

"I could not be more thrilled to add Nancy and Linsay to our publishing team in Sydney," said Liz Bicknell, Group Trade Publishing Director, Walker Books Australia. "They are a dynamic duo, full of complementary knowledge and enthusiasm, and will bring our Australian publishing to a new level."

Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children’s publishing to Australian children for over 20 years and is a market leader in quality children’s books. We are passionate about the Australian children’s book industry and renowned as a haven for the most highly talented authors and illustrators, both emerging and award-winning. Walker Books Australia is a part of the Walker Books Group, one of the world’s leading independent publishers, recognised worldwide for its truly original publishing and outstanding quality.

Media Contact:
Stephanie Whitelock, Publicity Manager
Walker Books Australia
Stephanie.whitelock@walkerbooks.com.au
(02) 8666 8333

Last updated on 30/11/16 at 04:59:25
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