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Joe Hallsworth boards Blink Publishing as senior editor

Joe Hallsworth has joined Bonnier Books UK as senior editor at Blink Publishing, where he will commission titles for the imprint’s list across commercial non-fiction, including sport, entertainment, popular history, comedy, trend and gift.

Hallsworth joins from Quarto, where he worked as an editor across the company’s varied non-fiction imprints. He brings a wealth of editorial experience, and has recently worked as a part of the commissioning team for the popular, 100k+ selling Wordle Challenge. His other commissions include a forthcoming Formula 1 title centred on the rivalries throughout the sport’s history, inspired by last year’s dramatic contest between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

Joe Hallsworth said: “After almost eight years working with my brilliant colleagues at Quarto, developing from intern to editor and working across a wide range of subjects, I am delighted to be joining Blink’s impressively talented and creative team. The quality and variety of Blink’s commercial non-fiction continues to stand out from the crowd, and I can’t wait to bring my editorial experience and ideas to help commission some exciting new books.” 

Susannah Otter, publishing director for Blink, added: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Joe to the Blink team as we grow our list and build on this year’s successes. His creativity, keen eye for a commercial project, and calm enthusiasm make him the perfect fit for Blink as we continue our commitment to being the top destination for commercial non-fiction.”

Hallsworth will report into Otter.