As part of the annual International Visitors (IV) Programme, industry guests from around the world come together to share international perspectives on the publishing industry. This year will feature a showcase of select 2015 industry guests, as well as a keynote address by George Gibson, the well-respected Publishing Director at Bloomsbury Publishing Inc. in New York. Following the keynote address, Gibson will speak with HarperCollins Editorial Director Jim Gifford.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
George Gibson has been US Publishing Director of the Adult Trade List at Bloomsbury Publishing Plc since August 2015. He also serves as President and Publisher at Walker Publishing Company, Inc. He previously served as US Publishing Director for US Operations at Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.
Jim Gifford is Editorial Director, Non-Fiction, for HarperCollins in Toronto, and has been with the company since 2004. He has acquired and edited Canadian and international bestsellers and award winners by authors such as Theo Fleury, General Rick Hiller, Dr. Marla Shapiro, Linden MacIntyre, Andrew Westoll, Mellissa Fung, Raj Patel, Georges St-Pierre, Taras Grescoe, Kamal Al-Solaylee, Tim Flannery, Alan Weisman and Lloyd Robertson, among many others. He was a finalist for CBA’s Libris Award for Editor of the Year in 2012 and is the author of Hurricane Hazel: Canada’s Storm of the Century.