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Tig Wallace

After a stint as a runner on the James Bond movies, Tig Wallace started his publishing career interning at Penguin, HarperCollins, and Bloomsbury.

After a brief and eye-opening experience at Condé Nast involving a dead dog and Cold War boiler suits, Tig joined the team at Penguin Children’s as editorial assistant, just before the merger with Random House.

Tig spent six years at PRH, working on books and brands including the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and the Waterstones Prize-shortlisted This Mortal Coil.

Now a senior commissioning editor at Hachette, Tig works across middle grade, YA and crossover fiction, with authors including Mitch Johnson, Ben Brooks, and Leigh Bardugo. 

I’m thrilled to be working with New Writing North. Their awards form a brilliant, much-needed programme of dedicated outreach, all-round support, and championing of writers from the North of England. We have already seen such great talent emerge through NWN’s work – including authors we’re proud to be publishing at HCG – and I can’t wait to find out who will be discovered this year.

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