Scribe hires Simon Wright as nonfiction commissioning editor

Scribe is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Wright in the newly created post of commissioning editor, specialising in nonfiction. Wright was previously commissioning editor at The History Press, where his titles included bestseller Blood and Iron by Katja Hoyer, Financial Times Book of the Year 2030 by Mauro F. Guillén, and TLS Book of the Year Jeoffry: The Poet’s Cat by Oliver Soden. He began his editorial career at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, where he worked with authors including Tina Brown, Antonia Fraser, A. A. Gill, Trevor McDonald, Liza Picard, Simon Sebag Montefiore, and Anne Sebba.

Publisher Molly Slight said: ‘We are thrilled to be welcoming Simon to the team. His in-depth knowledge of the market and creative approach to commissioning is just what we need to expand our nonfiction publishing as Scribe prepares to enter its tenth year in the UK market.’

Wright said: ‘I’m delighted to be joining the hugely talented team at Scribe, building on the many successes of the list and commissioning a variety of serious and commercial non-fiction. I can’t wait to get started.’ 

Wright’s first day will be 3 May and his email address will be simon[at]