On the heels of Simon & Schuster's recent revival of Summit Books, headed up by former Little, Brown editor-in-chief Judy Clain, Simon & Schuster UK has announced it will relaunch the imprint in the U.K., tapping Picador editor-in-chief Ravi Mirchandani as publisher.

Mirchandani has helmed Picador in the U.K. since 2019, and has spent the past decade at the Pan Macmillan imprint. There, his authors include Patrick Radden Keefe, Douglas Stuart, and Hanya Yanagihara. His publishing career has spanned nearly 40 years, and prior to Picador, he served as editor-in-chief of Atlantic Books, publishing director of William Heinemann, and editorial director at Penguin Books. At Summit Books UK, Mirchandani will report to Suzanne Baboneau, managing director of Simon & Schuster UK’s adult publishing division, effective September 2.

The announcement of Summit Books UK's launch also follows the recent appointment of Jane Palfreyman to head up Summit Books Australia. Palfreyman previously served as publisher at Allen & Unwin and publishing director at Random House Australia.

"Working at Pan Macmillan over the last decade has been such a privilege and a pleasure; it is a wrench to be leaving behind so many valued authors and colleagues," said Mirchandani, in a statement. "But I am delighted to be joining [S&S UK CEO and publisher] Ian Chapman and Suzanne Baboneau's Adult Editorial team at Simon & Schuster, having long admired the confidence, quality and impact of their publishing, and to be bringing the Summit Books imprint to the U.K. for the first time. Having published many authors in tandem with Simon & Schuster US publishers over the years, I very much look forward to becoming an integral part of their international editorial team."