New Delhi, Apr 17 (PTI) Himanjali Sankar, who has worked in various publishing houses and departments including the Centre for Women’s Development Studies, has been named the editorial director of Simon & Schuster India. In her new position, Sankar will acquire fiction and non-fiction titles and edit her own titles, as well as overseeing the editorial staff.

Sankar has been an editor of fiction, narrative non-fiction, travel books and academic journals. For the last five years she was with Bloomsbury India, as a publisher of both fiction and narrative non-fiction. Prior to that, she was an editor of children’s literature with Scholastic India.

She had worked in CWDS as an editor for the “Indian Journal of Gender Studies” and for the research project, “A Century of Women’s Expanding Horizons”.

Sankar is also a novelist. Her first novel for adults, “Mrs C Remembers”, was published by Pan Macmillan last year. Her novel for young children, “The Stupendous Timetelling Superdog”, and her young adult novel, “Talking of Muskaan”, were shortlisted for the Crossword Award for Children’s writing in 2013 and 2016 respectively.

“Sankar has sharp editorial instincts, creative thinking, and a keen sense of what is current – which makes her the perfect person to lead the editorial direction of Simon & Schuster India as we continue to expand our list and publish both established voices and emerging new ones,” says Rahul Srivastava, Managing Director of Simon & Schuster India.

“I have always been a fan of the Simon & Schuster international list. Over the last 18 months, I have admired the strong and distinctive list that Simon & Schuster India has been building. It is an honour and very exciting to be a part of it,” says Sankar.

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