Maurice Lyon

Industry Specialist and Mentor

As a commissioning editor at Penguin Children’s Books, Maurice worked with childhood heroes Leon Garfield and Rosemary Sutcliff, as well as with Philip Pullman, Jill Murphy, Martin Waddell and Paul Stewart.

Since then he has worked as an editor at Hodder Children’s Books and as Children’s Editorial Director at Frances Lincoln, where he developed the budding children’s fiction list and launched the career of Keren David.