Tom Avery

Tom Avery

Tate Enterprises is delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Avery as Publishing Director. Avery will take up the new role on 1 June 2020.

Tom Avery is currently Editorial Director at William Heinemann and has previously worked at Jonathan Cape and Vintage Books. In addition to his role at Heinemann, Avery is Editorial Director at #Merky Books, a new imprint – set up together with British rapper, singer and songwriter, Stormzy - dedicated to publishing new and under-represented voices in fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

In his new role, Avery will be developing key areas of Tate Publishing’s list, including ‘Tate of Mind’, children’s and Tate Collective titles.

Tom Avery said, ‘I am enormously excited to be joining Carmel and the team at Tate Publishing. It is a list I have admired for many years, and as someone with an active interest in art and its possibilities, believe the role represents an extraordinary opportunity. I am looking forward to helping take the work of Tate to readers across the UK and around the world.’

Carmel Allen, CEO at Tate Enterprises, said, ‘We are delighted to welcome Tom to the team. Tom is passionate about bringing new voices to the table. He co-founded and launched #Merky Books with Stormzy, which provides a home for a fresh generation of writers. Tom’s outstanding experience and approach to diversity and inclusivity, alongside his enthusiasm for Tate, will be invaluable in the coming years as we move forward into a new era.’

About Tate Enterprises

Tate Enterprises shares Tate’s mission to promote public knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of British, modern and contemporary art. It does so by bringing the Tate brand and vision to life through books, products and services. Within Tate Enterprises, Tate Publishing publishes a wide range of award-winning art and children’s books.

For more information, contact Tom.Cornelius@tate.org.uk | +44 (0)20 7887 8625