Rose Green has been promoted to commissioning editor at Footnote Press with immediate effect.
Green joined Footnote as editor in October 2022 and has been responsible for commissioning literary fiction and non-fiction, including the novels Chlorine by Jade Song, and Mongrel by Hanako Footman, and non-fiction titles Moving Mountains: Nature Writing through Illness and Disability edited by Louise Kenward and Hotel Lux by Maurice Casey.
She is also the editor for, among others, Camp! The Story of the Attitude that Conquered the World by author and academic Paul Baker, Yelena Moskovich’s new novel Nadezhda in the Dark, and My Child, the Algorithm by Hannah Silva, co-written with an AI.
Green said: “I’m happy to be taking this next step in my career with Footnote, a team whose ambition, creativity and passion has been so inspiring during my time here. I’m looking forward to continuing to commission innovative, in-depth, genre-bending titles across fiction and non-fiction, and working alongside Fritha to shape Footnote’s trailblazing list.”
Footnote Press Editorial Director Fritha Saunders said: “I have been incredibly impressed by Rose’s eye for a great book ever since I joined Footnote six months ago and I’m very pleased to recognise her talents through this well-deserved promotion. She’s a valued and well-liked colleague whose ideas and hard work have all contributed to Footnote’s rapid growth and success. On a personal level, I enjoy working with Rose very much and appreciate the enthusiasm she brings to the team.”
Prior to Footnote, Green worked at Quercus’s literary translation imprint MacLehose Press, having previously been a freelance editor. At MacLehose, she edited titles such as the International Booker Prize-shortlisted Standing Heavy by GauZ’, translated by Frank Wynne, and commissioned the autofictional novel Wound by Oksana Vasyakina, translated by Elina Alter and Nanae Aoyama’s A Perfect Day to Be Alone translated by Jesse Kirkwood, which won the Akutagawa Prize in Japan. Green has also worked at Persephone Books, as a bookseller at various indie bookshops, and was part of the Literature team at the British Council.
Green can be contacted at [email protected]