The 3 x 3 publishing mentorship aims to increase the skills, experience and professional networks of 3 Ukrainian publishing professionals and their publishing houses, by pairing them with a mentor from a UK publishing house as they implement a specific project.

The programme includes scoping and networking sessions in Ukraine, the opportunity to shadow a mentor at their publishing house in the UK, followed by monthly remote mentoring sessions.

The programme runs from July 2017 — March 2018.

The participants are:

Mentor: Hannah Bourne, Penguin Random House 
Mentee: Anton Martynov, CEO, Nash Format

Mentor: Cecily Gayford, Profile Books
Mentee: Oksana Karpiuk, Discursus

Mentor: Angela Rose, Granta 
Mentee: Dmytro Kozak, Tempora

Key Dates for the Project:

23 May — 11 June 2017: Application period

26 June 2017: Announcement of successful applications

31 July — 3 August 2017: British mentors visit Ukraine

September 2017 — March 2018: Monthly remote Skype sessions

January 2018 — March 2018: Ukrainian publishers visit the UK

British Mentors

Hannah Bourne

Hannah Bourne specialises in marketing. She has worked with both children’s and adult publishing for more than 12 years — at DK, HarperCollins Children's Books, and Penguin Random House Children. She is currently marketing department head at Penguin Random House Children.

Since its inception in 1935, the name "Penguin Group" has served as a practical synonym for "publishing". Its merger with fellow publishing giant Random House in 2013 has made it the world’s largest book publisher, releasing 70,000 digital and 15,000 print volumes annually. Penguin Random House works with countless well-known authors, including Lee Child, Ian McEwan and Jojo Moyes, and holds a 25% share of the entire UK book market.

The Publishers Children’s Series is an innovative approach to telling well-known stories, and identifying new voices and vibrant characters, and making them available through the use of new technologies — mobile apps, Soundcloud, YouTube — to bring literature into the lives of even the youngest readers.

Cecily Gayford

Cecily Gayford is a senior commissioning editor at Profile. She joined the house in 2012 following the completion of her BA in English Language and Literature at Oxford University. Among her authors are Val McDermid, Martin Sixsmith, Ruby Tandoh and Jim Al-Khalili. She co-runs the Wellcome Collection list, and has edited a bestselling collection of short stories, Murder under the Christmas Tree (2016).

Profile Books, founded in 1996 by Andrew Franklin and Stephen Brough, is an independent publisher based in Clerkenwell. Profile publishes stimulating non-fiction in a range of fields, from authors such as Mary Beard, Francis Fukuyama, Atul Gawande and Alan Bennett, and — under its Serpent's Tail and Tuskar Rock imprints — prize-winning fiction from Lionel Shriver, Sarah Perry and László Krasznahorkai. It has been the official publishing partner of the Economist for twenty years, and in 2015 was named Best Independent Publisher by The Bookseller Industry Awards.

Angela Rose

Angela Rose joined Granta in 1995 as an assistant editor. In 1999, she was named Rights Director at Granta, and ultimately at Portobello with the merger of the two houses in 2008. Granta’s scale allows Angela to work closely with each department, and she is well-versed in every aspect of book publishing.

Founded in 1989, Granta is among the UK’s most prestigious independent publishers, working to bring groundbreaking, beautifully-written prose to print. The house publishes about 25 titles each year in both fiction and top non-fiction. Authors in its fold include Linda Grant, Romesh Gunesekera, Eleanor Catton and Anne Landsman, and its backlistfeatures classics by Joseph Roth, Leonardo Sciascia, Fred Wander, Elias Canetti, S Yizhar, and Jo Langer. The Granta team is dedicated to the search for outstanding literary talent.

Project Partners

Ukrainian Literary Centre; Mystetskyi Arsenal National Cultural Centre; CHYTOMO cultural publishing platform.

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