Stephanie Jackson

In my working life, my mission is to acquire, commission, shepherd, shape, nourish and champion distinctive food and drink books by food writers, cooks, chefs, restaurateurs, producers, scientists and journalists from concept through to publication and beyond. My authors past and present include Tom Adams, Tomer Amedi & Layo Paskin, Nargisse Benkabbou, Alain Coumont, Gizzi Erskine, Sabrina Ghayour, Olia Hercules, Selin Kiazim, Pierre Koffmann, Lia Leendertz, Saiphin Moore, Martyn Nail & Meredith Erickson, Richard H. Turner, Marco Pierre White and John Williams.

Special subjects

Book publishing

Languages spoken

English, American and pidgin French

Regular work

Publishing Director of Octopus Books

Advisory boards / Awards

Award-winning books I've had the privilege to publish include Persiana (OFM Cookbook of the Year) and Mamushka (Fortnum & Mason Debut Food Book of the Year). Sunday Times top 10 bestsellers include Persiana, Sirocco, Feasts, Gizzi's Healthy Appetite and Pitt Cue Co: the Cookbook.

Commercial interests

None beyond my role at Octopus


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