Lamorna Elmer | Granta

Lamorna Elmer

Senior Campaigns Manager, Granta Publications

Before Granta I spent four years at Oneworld, where I worked on Marlon James’s Booker win. I joined Granta in 2015 and am responsible for the publicity campaigns for many incredible books, including Ben Lerner’s The Topeka School, Sarah Moss’s Ghost Wall, Mark O’Connell’s To Be a Machine and many more. I feel very lucky to work on such a brilliant list, with such inspiring people. In my spare time I’m an amateur potter and find it hard not to treat pottery as my second job, which probably tells you something about my temperament.

My favourite book in translation: I, like so many others, worship at the altar of Elena Ferrante (translated by Ann Goldstein). I cried when I finished the Neapolitan quartet, which is quite an embarrassing thing to admit on the internet, but there you are.

My favourite thing about the job: I love publicity for its fast pace, its focus on people and creativity and how collaborative it is. The best thing about indie publishing is the opportunity to think about the whole publishing process, watching it evolve and always pushing for each book, each package, each campaign to be as good as it possibly can be.