Clare Whitston

Industry Specialist & Mentor

Clare is the Senior Commissioning Editor for fiction at Oxford University Press Children’s Books. She has worked in children’s publishing for seventeen years, on a wide range of stories from YA to picture books and non-fiction.

Clare is the editor of best-selling series such Isadora Moon and The Demon Headmaster, and middle grade gems by the likes of Cerrie Burnell and Gill Lewis among many others! She has been longlisted and shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award for The Accidental Prime Minister by Tom McLaughlin and Knighthood for Beginners by Elys Dolan.


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