Caroline Clarke wins Rights Professional of the Year 2021
14 May 2021
Congratulations to Canongate's Caroline Clarke
and the team at Nosy Crow.
Rights Professional of the Year judges were unable to split this
year's two top contenders, so the award is shared between an
individual and a team. The award was announced at The Bookseller's
online Nibbies ceremony on 13 May 2021 (watch it on the BBA website which also has a list of all
Caroline Clarke was instrumental in
the superb 2020 performance of Independent Publisher of the Year
Canongate. She and her two rights colleagues scored nearly 200
deals-including dozens for the phenomenally popular Matt Haig - and
grew revenues by a third. Backlist and audio contracts increased
sharply, and she nurtured partnerships in underexploited
territories across Asia, the Arab World and Scandinavia.
Caroline won jointly with the team at Nosy
Crow. The Nosy Crow rights team of Michela Pea, Erin
Murgatroyd, Núria Martí Pampalona and Lucy Dunnet are recognised
after another stellar year of international trading. Between them
they generated more than half of the publisher's turnover,
increased sales by 50%, and doubled them in Asia.
For the full citations, see the BBA website.