Former WHS Travel buyer will commission LGBTQI authors
Matt Bates is to join Muswell Press, run by Kate and Sarah Beal, as editor at large. He has a brief to discover new LGBTQI voices, both fiction and non- fiction.
Bates left his job as WH Smith Travel fiction buyer in June after 30 years with WHS. He is studying English literature and creative writing at Birkbeck, University of London.
Kate and Sarah Beal said: "We are so pleased that Matt has agreed to join us to curate our brilliant new gay list. His wealth of experience, knowledge and passion for the genre will be a real asset to the list and to Muswell Press."