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Simon & Schuster names Himanjali Sankar as its editorial director in India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Himanjali Sankar, who has worked in various publishing houses and departments including the Centre for Women's Development Studies, has been named the of India.

In her new position, will acquire fiction and non-fiction titles and edit her own titles, as well as overseeing the editorial staff.

has been an of fiction, narrative non-fiction, 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 of children's literature with Scholastic India.

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

is also a Her first novel for adults, "Mrs C Remembers", was published by 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 India as we continue to expand our list and publish both established voices and emerging new ones," says Rahul Srivastava, of 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 has been building. It is an honour and very exciting to be a part of it," says Sankar.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 17:45 IST