A new chapter in books editorial

Over the past dozen years Liverpool University Press has grown significantly. The 2004 catalogue featured just 7 titles with publication dates for that year: the Press now publishes more than 100 books a year and 28 journals.

LUP’s expansion has been built on a tight editorial focus across a few distinctive areas. Given the resulting strength in depth, LUP’s book commissioning team is now restructuring to have three dedicated, expert editors solely focused on their subjects and providing the best possible service to authors:

Alison Welsby, Editorial Director, oversees History, Classics and Art History.  Alison was formerly Commissioning Editor for History and Art History at Manchester University Press for 8 years, and has been the Editorial Director of LUP since 2011.

Jenny Howard is Senior Commissioning Editor for Literary Studies and Medieval Studies.  Jenny was formerly the Press’s Sales & Marketing Director.

Chloé Johnson is Commissioning Editor for Modern Languages and Postcolonial Studies.  Chloe began her career working on LUP’s journals, including the Bulletin of Hispanic StudiesContemporary French Civilization and Modern Languages Open.


Anthony Cond, who commissioned across the lists from 2005 onwards, and has been the Press’s Managing Director since 2008, will now focus solely on the Press’s management and strategic direction.