And Other Stories is very pleased to announce that former lead fiction bookseller at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, Gary Michael Perry is joining as Marketing Executive

Born and raised on the south coast, Gary Michael Perry cut his bookselling teeth at a small independent bookshop in Worthing, West Sussex before heading to London for study and joining Foyles on Charing Cross Road in 2011 where, until recently, he led the Fiction Department, growing the presence of translation, indie presses and LGBTQ+ Fiction. Perry has appeared on the advisory board for New Books in German and PEN Translates and judged the Peirene Stevns, Republic of Consciousness and the Harvill Secker Young Translator prizes. He can be found on X (formerly known as Twitter) on @garymichael02

Says Perry:

After over a decade of bookselling at Foyles on Charing Cross Road, I’m thrilled to be starting a new chapter at And Other Stories, a publisher whose ethos and books I have long admired. And Other Stories’ titles have played a huge part in my career as a bookseller and it’s a dream come true to be part of such a wonderful team.

Says publisher Stefan Tobler:

I first met Gary on the front desk in the old Foyles shop and in the thirteen or so years since And Other Stories has had the honour of Gary following and loving our publishing (including raving about so many of our titles on his social media, most recently Mari’s Verdigris) in his widely acknowledged unofficial role on Twitter and Instagram as Head Bookseller for Translated and LGBTQ+ Fiction. We cannot believe our luck and can’t wait for all the good book conversations to come, on social media and just in the team. We will try our best not to publish only translations from Portuguese in future.

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