Kirsty Dunseath

Publishing Director


Kirsty Dunseath began her career at Jonathan Cape and then The Women’s Press in the 1990s. She went on to join Orion in 2002, where she remained for 16 years, publishing bestselling authors including, most notably, Gillian Flynn, whose book Gone Girl has now sold 4.3 million copies. Her other publishing successes have included Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s The Shadow of the Wind, Laura Barnett’s The Versions of Us, Emily Fridlund’s Man Booker-shortlisted debut A History of Wolves, Michel Bussi’s After the Crash and the winner of the Orange Debut prize An Equal Stillness by Francesca Kay. She also published the Call the Midwife series.

Welcoming Dunseath to Transworld, Adams said: “I am thrilled that Kirsty will be joining us as Publishing Director for Doubleday. Not only does she have a keen eye for a future bestseller, as demonstrated by her incredible roster of bestselling and award-winning novels, but she is a passionate, thoughtful and collaborative publisher. We can’t wait to begin working with her.”

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