We are delighted to welcome Lucy Beresford-Knox as a new trustee.
Lucy Beresford-Knox said: ‘The work English PEN does to support international literature and the freedom of expression remains vital. It’s an honour to join the board and I look forward to contributing to its important work.’
Ruth Borthwick, Chair of Trustees, English PEN said: ‘We are delighted to have Lucy on board. Her knowledge of the commercial world of international translation and publishing will be invaluable to the PEN community. Particularly as we continue to develop our work in the translation sector.’
Lucy Beresford–Knox is Head of Translation at Penguin Random House. She has worked in publishing for 15 years and currently represents authors across the fiction and non-fiction spectrum, finding international homes for their work in translation. She has worked with publishers across the world and regularly travels to connect with editors at literature festivals and book fairs. Lucy is also a playwright and theatre-maker and has presented work at fringe venues in London and the South East. Her first full-length play, Burn, debuted at VAULT Festival in 2023. A lifelong advocate of literature and the arts, Lucy is passionate about the power of the written word, and has a keen interest in maintaining opportunities for emerging writers.