Sue, PR Collective Co-Founder, has worked in books and arts publicity for nearly twenty years. She left Random House in Jan 2013 to work as an independent publicist and since then has worked on a wide range of high profile projects including The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz, (three months in the Sunday Times bestsellers lists); The 2013 London Literature Festival at the Southbank Centre; The General by Ahmed Errachidi (memoir of a former Guantanamo detainee featured in the Times magazine, Guardian G2 and The Observer), Cat Sense: The Feline Enigma Revealed by John Bradshaw (a Sunday Times bestseller), Dear Leader by Jang Jin-sung, a North Korean exile (a Sunday Times bestseller), What the **** is Normal?! by comedienne Francesca Martinez, Believer by President Obama’s Senior Adviser, David Axelrod and Playing to the Edge by former CIA and NSA chief General Michael Hayden. Sue recently launched two debut novels. Dodgers by Bill Beverly achieved a double page piece in Shortlist magazine, a piece in Esquire plus reviews in the Guardian, Metro, The Times, FT, Sunday Express, the Spectator and The Big Issue. The Mothers by Brit Bennett was launched with The Pool Bedtime book club, a Grazia book review, a Guardian interview and review, BBC Radio 4’s Open Book interview, Pride review amongst others and forthcoming pieces in Grazia, Elle and Sunday Times Style. She also works with events organisers 5×15 (including publicising a high profile event with Jeremy Corbyn and Ben Okri), BBC Audio, Penguin US and with Spitalfields Life on their iconic photography books from some of London’s best photographers.
At Random House, Sue was publicity director, first on the Vintage paperback list and later across four imprints, Chatto & Windus, Harvill Secker, Square Peg and Yellow Jersey Press.
Authors she has worked with include Salman Rushdie, Irvine Welsh, Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan, AS Byatt, Tom Wolfe, Clive Stafford Smith, Rose Tremain, Toni Morrison, Stephen Jay Gould, Mark Haddon, Nigella Lawson, Stephen Grosz, General Michael Hayden and Martin Amis. Sue also spent two years at the independent arts PR agency Colman Getty where she was responsible for the promotion of the Man Booker Prize and The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction.