**Darren’s interview has been re-scheduled to 1pm** 

Our first guest at the Online Writing Festival on Monday, 13 November will be Darren Nash. His interview will be posted to the Speakeasy at 9am.

Darren Nash was born in Melbourne and, following a misspent youth, worked at one of the first Dymocks bookshops to open in Melbourne. He went on to Longman Cheshire publishers and Random House Australia. In 1998, Darren and his wife moved to the UK where he joined Simon & Schuster. At first, he looked after the audio list, then moving to marketing and finally to editorial, succeeding John Jarrold on the Earthlight list.

When Earthlight was closed, he left the company and moved to Little, Brown (then Time Warner), working as Senior Editor for Orbit, the UK’s most successful SFF imprint,  and Atom, its YA sister imprint. In 2006, following Publishing Director Tim Holman’s move to New York to establish Orbit US, he became Editorial Director of Orbit UK and Atom.

Darren lives in Kent with his wife, two daughters, and an ever-dwindling supply of Belgian beer.


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