Promotion at Penguin imprints Viking and Portfolio Penguin

Joel Rickett has been promoted to the role of publisher of Penguin imprints Viking and Portfolio Penguin.

The editor, who was responsible for Clare Balding’s bestselling memoir My Animals and Other Family, was described as having a “a terrific year in 2012” by Viking publishing director Venetia Butterfield.

She said: “His stand-out book has been Clare Balding’s My Animals and Other Family which he published and edited with great attention to detail. It has been a bestseller and Joel was declared by Clare, as she accepted Autobiography of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards, to be the ‘most gentle of editors'.”
Promotion for Penguin’s Rickett: