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The 2022 Fellows

The sixth International Fellowship was due to take place in 2020. Due to the pandemic it was postponed and took place 22 to 28 August 2022.

The Fellows who took part in 2022 are:

  • Dr. Cordelia Borchardt, S. Fischer Verlage, Germany
  • Sarah Cantin, St. Martin’s Press, USA
  • Nicolás Rodríguez Galvis, Éditions Métailié, France
  • Esther Hendriks, De Arbeiderspers/Singel Publishers, The Netherlands
  • Peter Joseph, Hanover Square Press/HarperCollins, USA
  • Talia Marcos, Keter Books, Israel
  • Jean Mattern, Editions Grasset & Fasquelle, France
  • Andrea Stratilová, Albatros Media, Czechia
  • Mark Tauber, The Watermark Agency, USA 

To read short biographies of each Fellow, download the Publishing Scotland International Fellows 2022 PDF.

Photo: Above from left to right: Jean Mattern; Dr. Cordelia Borchardt; Andrea Stratilova; Sarah Cantin; Esther Hendriks; Talia Marcos; Nicolás Rodriguez Galvis; Mark Tauber; and Peter Joseph. Photograph by Chris Scott – Chrisdonia

The group spent a week in Scotland at the end of August 2022 meeting Scotland-based publishers, agents and writers in a varied programme of events across the country. 

Beginning in Edinburgh, they attended the Edinburgh International Book Festival and visited local publishing offices. They met authors, agents and publishers at organised one-to-one sessions as well as at Publishing Scotland’s annual summer drinks reception at the book festival. Other highlights included a curated tour of the National Portrait Gallery (pictured below) and a dinner at Robert Louis Stevenson’s childhood home.

In Glasgow, they enjoyed Our Stories, Your Stories, a special memoir-themed Creative Conversations Author Showcase hosted by the University of Glasgow Creative Writing team (pictured below), before rounding off the week with a visit to the Highlands and meeting local publishers in Inverness.

The 2022 Publishing Fellows at The National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh
From left to right at the University of Glasgow: Louise Welsh, Trishna Singh OBE, Chitra Ramaswamy, Carrie Marshall, Malachy Tallack, Cynthia Rogerson, Mark Woolhouse OBE, and Colin Herd.
Publishing Scotland’s annual summer drinks reception at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Photograph by Chris Scott – Chrisdonia

The purpose of the visit was to help develop relationships between the international publishing community and the Scottish sector, facilitate rights selling and bring Scottish books to an international audience. Previous fellows have acted as advocates for the Scottish publishing scene. Prior to the pandemic, Scotland stand receptions at the Frankfurt and London Book Fairs were a hive of international activity as Fellows reconnect with the Scottish publishers. 

The programme from the network, trade and development body for the book publishing sector in Scotland is supported by funding from the arts body Creative Scotland.


Download the full press release of 4 April 2022.