“We are emerging from a tough year, with libraries and schools closed for long periods, and particular challenges for independent publishers and booksellers. The work of the Books Council of Wales in promoting reading and providing support to the brilliant Welsh book industry has never been more vital. As someone who is lucky enough to have spent a career in the book world and now has a job educating young publishers, I am passionate about the Books Council’s mission and honoured to be able to play a role as a new trustee.”
Dr Caroline Owen Wintersgill – Trustee
Dr Caroline Owen Wintersgill is Lecturer in Publishing at University College London and Programme Director for the MA in Publishing. She has a PhD on reading, writing and publishing contemporary fiction, which involved work with reading groups across the UK as well as interviews with authors and publishers. Before moving into academia, Caroline worked for more than 25 years for leading publishers including Routledge, Bloomsbury and Manchester University Press. Alongside her teaching, Caroline has been editor-at-large for Biteback Publishing and Senior Consulting Editor for the US-based independent publisher, Lynne Rienner, since 2015.