Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Penguin India appoints Chiki Sarkar as publisher


New Delhi: Chiki Sarkar, the former editor in chief of Random House India, has been appointed publisher of Penguin India, the largest English language trade publisher in the subcontinent.
Sarkar has worked with best-selling authors including Jhumpa Lahiri, Anita Desai, Salman Rushdie, Mohammed Hanif, Daniyal Mueenuddin and Rujuta Diwekar.
Before Random House, she worked for Bloomsbury Publishing in London for seven years. She is a graduate of Oxford University.
"We are thrilled that Chiki will be joining Penguin India on the eve of our 25th year. Not only is she incredibly bright, creative and driven but I believe she has the vision and passion to run one of the most exciting and prestigious publishing lists in the world. She is loved by her authors and widely respected on the international publishing scene and we feel lucky to have her join our team," Andrew Phillips, CEO and President of Penguin India, said.

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