Sharan Matharu

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London, UK

An editor for Penguin Random House Children's, previously at Michael Joseph (PRH) and Hodder & Stoughton (Hachette).

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Overview

I am an Editor at Penguin Random House UK and have worked across a plethora of genres during my career, from crime and thrillers to middle grade fiction and non-fiction. I started off at Hachette UK, working on authors such as Stephen King and John Grisham, then moved to Penguin Random House UK where I edited and published adult fiction before transitioning to children's publishing.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Children's - Middle Grade
Crime & Mystery
Dystopian
Thriller
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)

Certifications

  • English Literature BA
  • Copyediting
  • Practicing Editor

Awards

  • Shortlisted for LBF’s Trailblazer Award

Work experience

Editor

Penguin Random House
June, 2018 – Present (6 months)

Assistant Editor

Michael Joseph
July, 2017 – May, 2018 (10 months)

Editorial Assistant

Hodder & Stoughton
July, 2013 – July, 2017 (about 4 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Little Badman and the Invasion of the Killer Aunties

Humza Arshad, Henry White

Humza Khan is the greatest eleven-year-old rapper Eggington has ever known: he is Little Badman and he is destined to be rich and famous. But when Humza's music teacher is taken ill his dreams are put on hold. His Auntie has stepped in as substitute, and nobody seems to care about the unorthodox teaching because of the endless sweet treats. As other teachers start to disappear, with more Aunti... read more

Humza Khan is the greatest eleven-year-old rapper Eggington has ever known: he is Little Badman and he is destined to be rich and famous. But when Humza's music teacher is taken ill his dreams are put on hold. His Auntie has stepped in as substitute, and nobody seems to care about the unorthodox teaching because of the endless sweet treats. As other teachers start to disappear, with more Aunti... read more

Caraval: The mesmerising Sunday Times bestseller

Stephanie Garber

'If you ever wondered how it would feel to step into a living dream, here's your ticket' - Stacey LeeWelcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems . . .Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show.Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and h... read more

'If you ever wondered how it would feel to step into a living dream, here's your ticket' - Stacey LeeWelcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems . . .Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show.Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and h... read more

Strange the Dreamer: The enchanting international bestseller

Laini Taylor

'Prepare to be enchanted' SunThe magical Sunday Times bestseller by Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy*********The dream chooses the dreamer.Since he was five years old, Lazlo Strange has been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to go in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself - in the person of a he... read more

'Prepare to be enchanted' SunThe magical Sunday Times bestseller by Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy*********The dream chooses the dreamer.Since he was five years old, Lazlo Strange has been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to go in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself - in the person of a he... read more

Lie With Me: the gripping bestseller and suspense read of the year

Sabine Durrant

THE UNPUTDOWNABLE RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK AND SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER THAT EVERYONE IS RAVING ABOUT. OVER 100K COPIES SOLD.'Utterly gripping' Daily Mail 'A killer twist' Woman & Home'I loved every page' Clare MackintoshLonglisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the YearShortlisted for the British Book Awards Crime Novel of the YearA few little lies never hurt anyon... read more

THE UNPUTDOWNABLE RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK AND SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER THAT EVERYONE IS RAVING ABOUT. OVER 100K COPIES SOLD.'Utterly gripping' Daily Mail 'A killer twist' Woman & Home'I loved every page' Clare MackintoshLonglisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the YearShortlisted for the British Book Awards Crime Novel of the YearA few little lies never hurt anyon... read more

My Name Is Nobody (Wilde & Vine 1)

Matthew Richardson

'PROOF THAT THE SPY GENRE IS FLOURISHING IN THE 21ST CENTURY' Guardian'I know for certain that there is a mole somewhere within the intelligence services . . ., His codename is Nobody . . .' Solomon Vine is a spy on a fast track to the top., But when a prisoner is shot in unexplained circumstances on his watch, only suspension and exile beckon. Three months later, MI6's Head of Station in Ista... read more

'PROOF THAT THE SPY GENRE IS FLOURISHING IN THE 21ST CENTURY' Guardian'I know for certain that there is a mole somewhere within the intelligence services . . ., His codename is Nobody . . .' Solomon Vine is a spy on a fast track to the top., But when a prisoner is shot in unexplained circumstances on his watch, only suspension and exile beckon. Three months later, MI6's Head of Station in Ista... read more

TimeBomb: The TimeBomb Trilogy 1

Scott K. Andrews

New York City, 2141: Jana Patel throws herself off a skyscraper, but never hits the ground.Cornwall, 1640: gentle young Dora Predennick, newly come to Sweetclover Hall to work, discovers a badly-burnt woman at the bottom of a flight of stairs. When she reaches out to comfort the dying woman, she's flung through time.On a rainy night in present-day Cornwall: seventeen-year-old Kaz Cecka sneaks ... read more

New York City, 2141: Jana Patel throws herself off a skyscraper, but never hits the ground.Cornwall, 1640: gentle young Dora Predennick, newly come to Sweetclover Hall to work, discovers a badly-burnt woman at the bottom of a flight of stairs. When she reaches out to comfort the dying woman, she's flung through time.On a rainy night in present-day Cornwall: seventeen-year-old Kaz Cecka sneaks ... read more

The Reaction: Book Two in the spellbinding Wars of Angels duology (The Wars of the Angels)

Helena Coggan

'The next JK Rowling' (Today Programme, USA)'Possibly the best out of the 17 books I've read this year! *****' - Reader Review____________________Fifteen-year-old Rose Elmsworth is alone. For the first time in her life. Her father, David, has been imprisoned and disgraced, a death sentence almost certain. She has been rejected by the Department, the amoral law-enforcement agency in which she g... read more

'The next JK Rowling' (Today Programme, USA)'Possibly the best out of the 17 books I've read this year! *****' - Reader Review____________________Fifteen-year-old Rose Elmsworth is alone. For the first time in her life. Her father, David, has been imprisoned and disgraced, a death sentence almost certain. She has been rejected by the Department, the amoral law-enforcement agency in which she g... read more

Icarus (Benny Griessel)

Deon Meyer

After 602 days dry, Captain Benny Griessel of the South African police services can't take any more tragedy. So when Benny is called in to investigate a multiple homicide, it pushes him close to breaking point - a former friend and detective colleague has shot his wife and two daughters, then killed himself. Benny wants out - out of his job, his home and his relationship with his singer girlfr... read more

After 602 days dry, Captain Benny Griessel of the South African police services can't take any more tragedy. So when Benny is called in to investigate a multiple homicide, it pushes him close to breaking point - a former friend and detective colleague has shot his wife and two daughters, then killed himself. Benny wants out - out of his job, his home and his relationship with his singer girlfr... read more

The Snow Girls

Chris Mooney

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