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Thalia Suzuma

Thalia Suzuma - Editor

London and Dubai

Fiction editor with over eight years of experience working at Pan Macmillan, HarperCollins and Bloomsbury. I'd love to hear from you.

Overview

I love working with authors. I've been an editor for ten years and have been lucky enough to work for Pan Macmillan, HarperCollins and Bloomsbury in the UK. My experience ranges from publishing Sunday Times bestsellers to heading up a list of literary fiction in translation.

Amplifying the voices of those with stories worth telling has always been my professional mission. I am constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to best do this and reach the biggest audience possible. I currently focus on the earliest stage of the trade publishing process – choosing what to publish, and I help a variety of clients scout for new writing talent. Clients include The Literary Consultancy (based at the Free Word Centre in London), Daniela Schlingmann Literary Scouting, Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, HBKU Press, Stylist Arabia, KDSL Global.

Whatever stage your manuscript is at, if you have a story worth telling, I would love to hear from you.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Literature Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Head of Publishing

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation

March, 2014 – January, 2016 (almost 2 years)

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing (BQFP) was a joint venture between Bloomsbury Publishing and Qatar Foundation. The role involved developing and hand-publishing a list of prize-winning fiction and non-fiction writers, identifying talent from across the Middle East, and editing translations to the highest possible standard.

Maternity cover for Publishing Director

HarperCollins

July, 2011 – March, 2014 (over 2 years)

I provided maternity cover for the Publishing Director of the Women's Fiction list which included some of the global company’s highest-profile authors: Cecelia Ahern, Lauren Weisberger and Barbara Taylor Bradford. Organising, analysing and acting on market consumer research was essential in the maintenance and growth of sales for these major brand names. I was responsible for managing every part of the publishing process – from contract renewal and first structural edit to revises checking and coordinating the marketing, sales and publicity teams.

Editor

Pan Macmillan

June, 2007 – July, 2011 (about 4 years)

I divided my time between the women’s fiction list and the crime/thriller list – this was a perfect crash course in commercial fiction publishing. Authors worked with included China Miéville, Jeffrey Archer, Ken Follett, Wilbur Smith, David Baldacci, James Barrington, Lucy Diamond, Karen Swan, and Margaret Dickinson.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Bitter Almonds

Lilas Taha

'A LOVE STORY AND AN ENTHRALLING MIX OF HISTORY AND PALESTINIAN CULTURE...RIVETING' - The Lady 'A BEAUTIFUL AND MOVING TRIBUTE TO THE ENDURING POWER OF LOVE' - Ann Weisgarber, The Personal History of Rachel Dupree He is orphaned at birth, born into displacement and chaos. He has only one thing to hold on to: a love beyond his reach that propels him forward. She is young and idealistic, and tri... read more

'A LOVE STORY AND AN ENTHRALLING MIX OF HISTORY AND PALESTINIAN CULTURE...RIVETING' - The Lady 'A BEAUTIFUL AND MOVING TRIBUTE TO THE ENDURING POWER OF LOVE' - Ann Weisgarber, The Personal History of Rachel Dupree He is orphaned at birth, born into displacement and chaos. He has only one thing to hold on to: a love beyond his reach that propels him forward. She is young and idealistic, and tri... read more

The Bamboo Stalk

Saud Alsanousi

The Hidden Light of Objects

Mai Al-Nakib

Hidden Light of Objects

Hidden Light of Objects

Telepathy

Amir Tag Elsir

Telepathy

Telepathy

Blue Lorries

Radwa Ashour

The Illusionists

Rosie Thomas

Hidden (Quick Reads 2014)

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Mother, Mother: Psychological suspense for fans of ROOM

Koren Zailckas

An electrifying debut novel about what happens when the one who should love you the most becomes your worst enemy. Meet the Hurst Family. Meet Violet Hurst - 16 years old, beautiful and brilliant. So why is she being accused of being a danger to herself and others? Meet her brother Will Hurst ? the smartest and sweetest twelve-year old boy around. But does he really need all that medication he... read more

An electrifying debut novel about what happens when the one who should love you the most becomes your worst enemy. Meet the Hurst Family. Meet Violet Hurst - 16 years old, beautiful and brilliant. So why is she being accused of being a danger to herself and others? Meet her brother Will Hurst ? the smartest and sweetest twelve-year old boy around. But does he really need all that medication he... read more

The Gravity of Birds

Tracy Guzeman

Ghostwritten

Isabel Wolff

About a Girl (Tess Brookes Series, Book 1)

Lindsey Kelk

Title: About a Girl <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Lindsey Kelk <>Publisher: Harper Collins Paperbacks

Title: About a Girl <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Lindsey Kelk <>Publisher: Harper Collins Paperbacks

I Heart London (I Heart Series, Book 5)

Lindsey Kelk

Paperback. Pub Date :2012-06-07 Pages: 336 Language: English Publisher:! HarperCollins UK The perfect London read for this summer Angela's back on home turf - and in her biggest romantic scrape yet ... Angela Clark has fallen in love with New York - and it's starting to love her back.But when she's summoned home to London. she's at risk of losing her shiny new life to never-ending English rain... read more

Paperback. Pub Date :2012-06-07 Pages: 336 Language: English Publisher:! HarperCollins UK The perfect London read for this summer Angela's back on home turf - and in her biggest romantic scrape yet ... Angela Clark has fallen in love with New York - and it's starting to love her back.But when she's summoned home to London. she's at risk of losing her shiny new life to never-ending English rain... read more

One Hundred Names

Cecelia Ahern

Title: One Hundred Names <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Cecelia Ahern <>Publisher: Harper Collins Paperbacks

Title: One Hundred Names <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Cecelia Ahern <>Publisher: Harper Collins Paperbacks

The Honey Queen

Cathy Kelly

To discover the sweetest things in life, you sometimes have to lose your way...It s easy to fall in love with the beautiful town of Redstone - the locals wave and chat to each other, the shops and cafes are full of cheerful hustle and bustle. And amidst all this activity, two women believe they are getting on just fine. Francesca s boundless energy help her to take everything in her stride, in... read more

To discover the sweetest things in life, you sometimes have to lose your way...It s easy to fall in love with the beautiful town of Redstone - the locals wave and chat to each other, the shops and cafes are full of cheerful hustle and bustle. And amidst all this activity, two women believe they are getting on just fine. Francesca s boundless energy help her to take everything in her stride, in... read more

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