Penguin Random House Ireland announces new Publicity Director and Sales team appointments for 2016
Penguin Random House Ireland today announced that Fiona Murphy has been appointed to the new in-house role of Publicity Director, looking after Cornerstone, Ebury, Transworld and Vintage, with special responsibility for the Transworld Ireland imprint.
In her new role, Fiona will focus on new fiction from Donal Ryan and John Boyne, Patrick Deeley’s memoir The Hurley Maker’s Son and the debut novel from Conor O’Callaghan, Nothing on Earth, and more.
Fiona spent seven years with Vintage as Publicity Manager before moving to Quercus where she worked as Deputy Publicity Director. Fiona will join the team in mid-February, working closely with Cliona Lewis (Publicity Director for Michael Joseph, Penguin General, Penguin Press, Children’s and DK, with special responsibility for the Penguin Ireland imprint) and Patricia McVeigh (Publicity Manager who will work across the group with special responsibility for the Penguin Random House Children’s list).
Fiona, Cliona and Patricia will report to Penguin Random House Ireland Managing Director, Michael McLoughlin.
Speaking on her appointment, Fiona Murphy said, “I started my publishing career at Penguin Random House, working with both Transworld and Vintage, so I’m thrilled to be joining the Irish team where I have the opportunity to work on Transworld Ireland and all the brilliant Random House lists in my home country.”
This appointment, along with two new Key Account Managers, Carrie Anderson and Sophie Smyth, reporting to Penguin Random House Ireland Sales Director, Brian Walker, sees a fully integrated in-house sales and publicity team in place to deliver consistent sales and publicity strategies across all publishing.
Brian Walker, Sales Director, Penguin Random House Ireland said, “I’m delighted that Carrie and Sophie now complete the new combined PRH team in Ireland and we all look forward to working together to build our existing customer and author relationships.”
Penguin Ireland and Transworld Ireland will continue to operate as two separate imprints –
Penguin Ireland – Michael McLoughlin, Publisher; Patricia Deevy, Editorial Director; Brendan Barrington, Senior Editor
Transworld Ireland – Eoin McHugh, Publisher and Brian Langan, Editor