Granta magazine is delighted to announce the appointment of Ellah Allfrey as Deputy Editor.
After five years at Penguin Press, Allfrey joined Random House six years ago and is Senior Editor at Jonathan Cape. Editing a wide range of authors including Carmen Callil, Bettany Hughes and Julian Barnes and commissioning highly praised and award winning writers such as Dinaw Mengestu, Evie Wyld and Laura Fish, she is also responsible for Cape’s acclaimed list of young African writers.
Allfrey sits on the board of the Writers’ Centre Norwich, has initiated the literature strand of the Harare International Festival of the Arts and is involved in international literature ventures mentoring writers and establishing best practice guidelines for editors.
Ellah Allfrey says –
‘This is a particularly exciting time to be joining Granta. While I am sorry to be leaving Cape, it’s an irresistible opportunity to work on a magazine that has published many of my favourite writers. I am delighted at the prospect of working with John and the team at Granta – finding the very best of new writing and building on the magazine’s reputation as one at the heart of cultural life.’
John Freeman says –
‘I am so thrilled Ellah is joining Granta. Her passion for literature from around the world and her proven record of publishing excellent and award-winning new writing is invigorating. I am very much looking forward to working with her on the future of Granta’
Ellah Allfrey will join Granta on the 17th August 2009.
For further information please contact Pru Rowlandson:
email@example.com 020 7605 1373
Photograph of Ellah Allfrey by Toby Rhind-Tutt – Grey Trilby Photography