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18 September 2021

Publishing Fellowship

24 August 2015

We established a new Publishing Fellowship Programme in 2015.

The application process for the 2016 programme will begin in December 2015. We'll post details here and publicise it on Twitter, Facebook etc.

For this year's inaugural programme, eight international publishers were invited to come to Scotland for a week in August to meet Scottish publishers and agents - and visit the world-class Edinburgh International Book Festival (see PDF leaflet).

They were chosen by our steering committee based upon their standing in the publishing community and their previous interest and links with the industry here.

The Programme took place from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 August 2015, to coincide with the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The eight Fellows visited publishing houses and agents, saw market presentations, attended match-making events and dinners, and many more networking opportunities in Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands over the week. There were opportunities to see a bit of the country and to spend time at the wonderful Book Festival. Get a taste of the programme on #PSfellowship.

The Fellowship has been made possible by the generous sponsorship of Creative Scotland (the national development agency for the arts, screen and creative industries), Scottish Development International (the international arm of Scotland's development agencies), Emergents, and Publishing Scotland, the development body for the book publishing sector, for the purpose of facilitating exchange between international publishers and the publishing sector in Scotland.

 

The Publishing Fellows 2015

Download a PDF of their biographies (3 pages)

PS Fellows 2015 by Chris Scott

 

Above from left: Eduardo Rabasa, Director, Editorial Sexto Piso;  Sarah MacLachlan, President and Publisher, House of Anansi;  Halfdan Freihow, Publisher, Font Forlag; Markus Naegele, Editor-in-Chief, Heyne Verlag, Random House; Claire Wachtel, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, HarperCollins; Enrico Racca, Editorial Director, Mondadori; Peter Borland, Vice President and Editorial Director, Atria Publishing Group; Lina Muzur, Senior Editor, Aubau Verlag /Blumenbar. This picture was taken on 25 August 2015 at the Edinburgh International Book Festival by Chris Scott.