“We are committed to principles of inclusivity and representation, and we have been struck by the scarcity of BAME and working class children’s authors and illustrators in the UK. Teaching a new generation the knowledge and skills necessary to develop long-term careers as authors and illustrators should be recognised as a commercial imperative as much as it is a socially responsible one: in order for children’s publishing to continue to flourish, we need to access and appeal to readers from every part of society.”
Nosy Crow is a small, multi-award-winning, independent children’s publishing company. They began publishing child-focused, parent-friendly children’s books and apps in January 2011 with the aim of creating books and apps that encourage children to read for pleasure.
Meet the Nosy Crow team involved with Pathways.
Kate WilsonManaging Director
Kate Wilson has over 25 years’ publishing experience, mainly in children’s books. She started her career as a rights seller, and held senior management roles in publishing including MD of Macmillan Children’s Books and Group MD of Scholastic UK Ltd. She cares about good books, design, literacy and technology.
In September 2011, she won the title of Inspirational Business Mum of the year at the Mumpreneur UK awards, was named Most Inspiring Digital Publishing Person at the FutureBook Innovation Awards in November 2014, and in December 2016 received Women in Publishing’s Pandora Award for significant and sustained contribution to the publishing industry.
Tom BonnickSenior Commissioning Editor and Business Development Manager
Tom Bonnick is Nosy Crow’s Senior Commissioning Editor and Business Development Manager. Tom commissions fiction for the Nosy Crow list, working with authors including Cath Howe, Carlie Sorosiak, Charli Howard, Lyn Gardner, and Philip Ardagh. He also works on all of the company’s digital publishing and digital marketing across the print and digital lists, including its innovative Stories Aloud project, Nosy Crow’s presence across the web and on social media, events, and other new projects. In 2015 he was named Young Independent Publisher of the Year at the IPG Independent Publishing Awards, and one of The Bookseller’s Rising Stars, and in 2016 was selected as a Digital Book World Fellow