Aug 20 – Aug 26, 2012 Edition Crean to Head New Imprint at HarperCollins

Canada/Authorlink News/ August 21, 2012–Patrick Crean, known in publishing circles for his passion for Canadian writers, joins HarperCollins Canada in September to become publisher of his new eponymous imprint, Patrick Crean Editions.

Crean joins HarperCollins after a short hiatus from publishing. He left Thomas Allen & Son in 2011 where he founded the 12-year-old publishing program. There he published the 2011 winner of the the $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s top prize for fiction, Esi Edugyan’s novel, Half-Blood Blues. Crean also published Austin Clarke’s Giller winner The Polished Hoe in 2002 and other award winners.

Prior to his work at Thomas Allen, Crean was a senior editor at Key Porter Books, General Publishing and Somerville House.

He will be searching for “fine writing, uncommon ideas and exciting new Canadian voices."