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Claire Baldwin

Claire Baldwin - Editor

London, United Kingdom

Overview

I am an experienced fiction editor with an innate passion for stories and a commercial knowledge of the book market garnered from over twelve years in the industry. I have worked for Hachette UK, both at Orion and Headline Publishing Group, where I commissioned a wide range of commercial to upmarket, literary fiction and drove the publishing strategy for titles which went on to be Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellers. I still work, on a freelance basis, with the authors I commissioned at Headline, amongst others. I love the creative, collaborative editorial process, nurturing talent, and helping writers bring novels to their full potential, as well as to the readership they deserve.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Classics Fantasy Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Literature

Work experience

Associate Publisher, Fiction

Headline Publishing Group

August, 2012 – January, 2015 (over 2 years)

Commissioned a wide range of commercial to upmarket, literary fiction for the Headline, Headline Review and Tinder Press imprints, originating and driving the publishing vision and strategy for each author acquired.

Authors I published at Headline include No.1 internationally bestselling Deborah Harkness, Lyndsay Faye, Anton DiSclafani, Katherine Clements, Tom Vowler, Jen Williams and Kevin Brophy, as well as (for maternity cover) Eowyn Ivey's The Snow Child and Natalie Young's Season to Taste.

Senior Commissioning Editor, Fiction

Headline Publishing Group

October, 2010 – July, 2012 (almost 2 years)

Commissioning Editor, Little Black Dress

Headline Publishing Group

July, 2008 – October, 2010 (over 2 years)

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Shadow of Night

Deborah Harkness

Discovery of Witches (All Souls)

Deborah E. Harkness

Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the stunning first volume of the No.1 internationally bestsellling ALL SOULS trilogy. A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, ... read more

Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the stunning first volume of the No.1 internationally bestsellling ALL SOULS trilogy. A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, ... read more

The Crimson Ribbon

Katherine Clements

Marrying the vibrancy of Sarah Dunant with a gothic touch, Katherine Clements conjures the extraordinary women you never knew about in the turbulent years of the English Civil War Based on the real figure of the fascinating Elizabeth Poole, this is the mesmerizing story of two women's obsessions, superstitions, and hopes. May Day, 1646: Ruth Flowers finds herself suddenly, brutally, alone. For... read more

Marrying the vibrancy of Sarah Dunant with a gothic touch, Katherine Clements conjures the extraordinary women you never knew about in the turbulent years of the English Civil War Based on the real figure of the fascinating Elizabeth Poole, this is the mesmerizing story of two women's obsessions, superstitions, and hopes. May Day, 1646: Ruth Flowers finds herself suddenly, brutally, alone. For... read more

The Gods of Gotham (Gods of Gotham 1)

Lyndsay Faye

August 1845 in New York; enter the dark, unforgiving city underworld of the legendary Five Points...After a fire decimates a swathe of lower Manhattan, and following years of passionate political dispute, New York City at long last forms an official Police Department. That same summer, the great potato famine hits Ireland. These events will change the city of New York for ever.Timothy Wilde ha... read more

August 1845 in New York; enter the dark, unforgiving city underworld of the legendary Five Points...After a fire decimates a swathe of lower Manhattan, and following years of passionate political dispute, New York City at long last forms an official Police Department. That same summer, the great potato famine hits Ireland. These events will change the city of New York for ever.Timothy Wilde ha... read more

The Pillow Book of the Flower Samurai: Love, Sacrifice and Honour in Twelfth-Century Japan

Barbara Lazar

Now available in paperback, Memoirs of a Geisha meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in a gorgeously vivid, fresh historical that instantly captures the imagination I am Kozaisho: Fifth daughter, Woman-For-Play, teller of stories, lover, wife, and Flower Samurai.In the rich, dazzling, brutal world of 12th century Japan, one young girl begins her epic journey, from the warmth of family to the V... read more

Now available in paperback, Memoirs of a Geisha meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in a gorgeously vivid, fresh historical that instantly captures the imagination I am Kozaisho: Fifth daughter, Woman-For-Play, teller of stories, lover, wife, and Flower Samurai.In the rich, dazzling, brutal world of 12th century Japan, one young girl begins her epic journey, from the warmth of family to the V... read more

The Berlin Crossing

Kevin Brophy

For readers who were gripped by the world of espionage in William Boyd's Restless, this is a compelling, unforgettable novel that brings to life the very human story behind a momentous turning point in history In Germany 1993, the Berlin Wall is down, the country is reunified, and 30-year-old school teacher Michael Ritter feels his life is falling apart. His wife has thrown him out, his new We... read more

For readers who were gripped by the world of espionage in William Boyd's Restless, this is a compelling, unforgettable novel that brings to life the very human story behind a momentous turning point in history In Germany 1993, the Berlin Wall is down, the country is reunified, and 30-year-old school teacher Michael Ritter feels his life is falling apart. His wife has thrown him out, his new We... read more

What Lies Within

Tom Vowler

For fans of Before I Go to Sleep and The Guilty One, a tightly spun, atmospheric, and powerful psychological suspense novel Living in a remote Devon farmhouse, Anna and her family have always been close to nature, surrounded by the haunting beauty of the moor. But when a convict escapes from nearby Dartmoor prison, their isolation suddenly begins to feel more claustrophobic than free. Fearing ... read more

For fans of Before I Go to Sleep and The Guilty One, a tightly spun, atmospheric, and powerful psychological suspense novel Living in a remote Devon farmhouse, Anna and her family have always been close to nature, surrounded by the haunting beauty of the moor. But when a convict escapes from nearby Dartmoor prison, their isolation suddenly begins to feel more claustrophobic than free. Fearing ... read more

The Iron Ghost (Copper Cat)

From Jen Williams, author of highly-acclaimed fantasy debut THE COPPER PROMISE, comes a brand-new epic fantasy adventure in THE IRON GHOST. Beware the dawning of a new mage...Wydrin of Crosshaven, Sir Sebastian and Lord Aaron Frith are experienced in the perils of stirring up the old gods. They are also familiar with defeating them, and the heroes of Baneswatch are now enjoying the perks of be... read more

From Jen Williams, author of highly-acclaimed fantasy debut THE COPPER PROMISE, comes a brand-new epic fantasy adventure in THE IRON GHOST. Beware the dawning of a new mage...Wydrin of Crosshaven, Sir Sebastian and Lord Aaron Frith are experienced in the perils of stirring up the old gods. They are also familiar with defeating them, and the heroes of Baneswatch are now enjoying the perks of be... read more

The Snow Child

Eowyn Ivey

No markings/notations. Spine/binding tight and uncreased. Cover/page edges show minor shelf/use wear with minor corner/edge bumping. Minor cover scuffing

No markings/notations. Spine/binding tight and uncreased. Cover/page edges show minor shelf/use wear with minor corner/edge bumping. Minor cover scuffing

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