Faber & Faber is delighted to announce that Alex Bowler has been appointed to the role of Publisher for all adult publishing.
Alex Bowler is currently Executive Publisher, Granta Publications. He joined Granta in 2016 as Publishing Director and was appointed Executive Publisher in June 2017, taking on the running of all aspects of the company’s business. Prior to Granta he worked at Jonathan Cape, part of the Penguin Random House group, for ten years, rising from Assistant Editor to Deputy Publishing Director. There he developed a list of strong, prize-winning literary writers, including Evie Wyld, Tom McCarthy, Kevin Barry and Colin Barrett, while also working as editor to some of the imprint’s most important authors, including Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Julian Barnes and Helen Fielding.
Alex Bowler said: ‘I am immensely excited and profoundly honoured to be joining Faber, whose originality and courage, independence and extraordinary heritage have forever inspired me as a reader and publisher. I cannot wait to get to work on building the next chapter of that history with such an impressive, expert team. At the same time, I am of course extremely sad to be leaving Granta, where I have encountered such skill and generosity in my brilliant colleagues. I know they will continue to achieve outstanding things together.’
Stephen Page said: ‘We are delighted that Alex will be joining us. He is an outstanding editor and publisher. His wide experience, both as a fiercely intelligent acquiring editor and also as a manager and leader, is an exciting addition to Faber’s Senior Team and Board. He arrives at a time of enormous success and renewal for Faber. Mitzi Angel leaves a brilliant publishing legacy as she heads back to New York, and in Alex we have found the perfect champion to build on her work and take the company to even greater publishing success. Faber’s publishing, past and present, has always represented a commitment to originality and literary excellence and I am sure Alex’s leadership of our talented editorial team will continue to recast this for a new generation of writers and readers.’
Alex will be joining the Faber Board and will report to Stephen Page. He will take up the role on 3 September 2018.