Sarah Odedina will be leaving Bloomsbury Children’s Books to serve as publisher of a new children’s fiction list at the Swedish media group, Bonnier.
Odedina published all of J.K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter books during her fourteen-year tenure at Bloomsbury. She has also worked with authors Sharon Creech, Jennifer Donnelly and Neil Gaiman. She began her career at Penguin Books and Orchard Books.
Odedina (pictured, via) explained to Publishers Weekly: “It was a very hard decision to leave Bloomsbury but a very easy decision to join Bonnier. These opportunities don’t come along very often and it was so clear that I should accept it.” Her start date at Bonnier has not yet been announced because Odedina has agreed to stay on at Bloomsbury a successor has been appointed.