Welcome to 'Ask the editor', the new podcast series brought to you by BookD where once a week book editors tell us about their passion for book and the relationship between the editor and the authors, bringing as many readers to the author's work as possible.
"It's hard to say what we do. It's complicated. You're reacting to something on quite an emotional level"
These bunch of risk takers open up about what makes the role of the editor so special. They embody the principal of bringing as many reader to an author's work. They get to see the words of literary greats on the page before anyone else in the world and are an intrinsic part of the formula when it comes to a best selling author and their success.
Publishing director of Fourth Estate, Nick Pearson is the first editor to kick off the series. Nick has brought us authors such as Hilary Mantel, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Franzen, Doris Lessing, Jeffrey Eugenides and Chimimanda Ngozi Adiche.