Editor and literary critic Ellah Wakatama Allfrey joins UK publishing house Canongate, as Editor-at-large for fiction.

The 2019 Caine Prize chair and until recently, the Publishing Director of the Indigo Press and chief judge for The Miles Morland Writing Scholars, will begin work next week.

Commenting on her new position, Allfrey said ; “This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a team that has overtime, published with such great flair and innovation. I am excited to be joining Canongate and to have such an inspiring brief- to contribute to a list that reflects range, ambition, passion and a genuine belief in the power of writing to enrich and inform.”

Ellah was the former deputy editor of Granta magazine and senior editor at Jonathan Cape, Random House. A judge for the 2017 Dublin International Literary Award and the 2015 Man Booker Prize.

Her works has appeared in The Telegraph, Guardian, and Observer newspapers. Her essay, “When We Talk About Kintu” was a finalist for the 2017 Brittle Paper Award for Essays.