Liz Thomson, founding editor of BookBrunch, the London-based online daily newsletter and website about the publishing industry, will leave her post after the London Book Fair in order to devote more time to her musical interests
"My musical passions have for too long been subjugated to the demands of my publishing career and I’ve reached a point in my life where I feel that must change," she said. Thomson will be focusing on Bringing It All Back Home, an "ambitious project celebrating the 1960s folk revival with a major festival in New York’s Greenwich Village."
Prior to BookBrunch, Thomson was on staff at Publishing News, working there from 1984 until its closure in 2008. She is the co-author of anthologies on Bob Dylan, John Lennon and David Bowie. In 2011, she edited a revised edition of No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan by her late friend and mentor Robert Shelton.
“Liz Thomson’s contribution to BookBrunch has been immense and her skills and knowledge of the publishing industry are second to none," said Eric Green, CEO of BookBrunch. "We wish her well in her new endeavors and BookBrunch will continue to commission Liz for appropriate in-depth articles in the future.”
Thomson added, “It’s been a stimulating and exciting 30 years and I’ve been privileged to meet some extraordinary people and to make some enduring friendships. However, it’s now time for a new challenge.”