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Profile Books Announces Peter Carson's Retirement

Posted at 3:30PM Thursday 09 Feb 2012

Peter Carson, Editor at Profile Books is to retire at the end of March.

Peter joined the company in 1998, after retiring as Editor in Chief at Penguin. He has built up a stellar list of titles by authors including Mary Beard, Diarmaid Ferriter, and Rodric Braithwaite.

'After over 13 years it's time formally to hang up my hat', says Peter Carson. 'I have had great fun being able to concentrate on commissioning and it is almost impossible to pick out particular highlights among the books I have been responsible for, but one of the joys has been publishing books like In Code, by Sarah and David Flannery, an unlikely book for me about the pleasures of mathematics, written by a prize-winning Irish schoolgirl and her maths teacher – her father; and one of the most recent, Padgett Powell's weird and wonderful (even if for some incomprehensible) Interrogative Mood'.

Andrew Franklin, Managing Director at Profile says: 'Most people think of knocking it off in their mid sixties, so we have all been extraordinarily fortunate that we have had the privilege and pleasure of working with Peter for so long. Peter's contribution to Profile is immeasurable, not just bringing many of the most exciting, enjoyable and enduring books that we (or any publisher) has published in the last few years, but also as a wonderful colleague. We will miss him rotten, though his books will continue coming for years to come.'

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