Longtime HarperCollins executive editor Tim Duggan will move to Crown on June 9 where he will serve as publisher of his own Tim Duggan Books imprint. He will publish 8 to 10 titles a year, "evenly split between nonfiction and fiction," reporting to Molly Stern.
Duggan says: "I'm thrilled to be joining the ultra-talented team at Crown, and I can't wait to get started on building and shaping a brand new list of books that puts an emphasis on discovering bold new voices and aiming for the highest standard of storytelling across a range of genres."
Stern writes to staff: "An exceptional editor known for his conviction and wide-ranging interests, Tim has built productive, trusting relationships with authors across a vast spectrum, ranging from investigative journalists and short-story writers to historians, and statesmen. He has long been admired throughout our industry as a great and collaborative publishing partner. Booksellers all over the country take notice of the books that emerge from Timâ€™s roster, and they have come to expect works of lasting value that garner serious critical acclaim and media attention, and that often become required reading for a great number of book buyers."