Helen Francis

Helen Francis started her career in publishing as assistant to literary agent Abner Stein. She then worked at Faber and Faber for 8 years as a fiction editor. After a stint in Barcelona where she was a literary scout, she returned to the UK and continued scouting whilst teaching Publishing and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Following that, she was Senior Editor at Vintage, Penguin Random House, running the classics list. She went on to work as an international book scout for Louise Allen Jones Associates, and is now literary fiction editor at Head of Zeus's Apollo imprint.