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Posted by Kate, September 13, 2012

We’ve hired a new Head of Picture Books!

We’re very pleased to announce that Louise Bolongaro will be joining Nosy Crow as our new Head of Picture Books! Louise will be starting in November, and is currently Editorial Director at Puffin Picture Books. She has also worked at Egmont Books and at Campbell Books on novelty titles, before moving on to picture books at Macmillan (and has, at one time or another, worked with Kate, Camilla, and Giselle).

Louise has been Editorial Director at Puffin since 2004, running the picture-book list and looking after authors and illustrators such as Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury, as well as playing a crucial role in the imaginative reworking of the Puffin colour backlist, including titles such as The Snowman and books by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.

Louise says:

“I have long admired the Nosy Crow list – I’ve been watching the company from the beginning- and I am thrilled to be joining its exciting and innovative team, several of whom I know from my previous role at Macmillan, and to working with Nosy Crow’s talented group of illustrators. Nosy Crow really buzzes with creative energy and I can’t wait to help shape the list.”

Kate says:

“Louise combines great visual sense with a really rigorous, sleeves-rolled-up approach to editing. She’s had 15 years’ experience of working collaboratively with authors and illustrators, both established household names and new creative talents, to create child-focused picture books and novelty books. I’m very much looking forward to working with her again, and it’s great to be able to attract someone of her calibre and with her range and depth of experience to the growing Nosy Crow team.”

Welcome to the Crow’s Nest, Louise – we can’t wait to work with you!