Chief Editor V K Karthika Quits HarperCollins

Tara Khandelwal
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VK Karthika, HarperCollins Publisher

Publisher and chief editor of HarperCollins India, V K Karthika, has resigned from the post after spending 10 years with the company. Karthika started her career at Penguin India in 1996, where she spent 10 years before joining HarperCollins India. She has published some of the biggest literary and commercial names in India, including Manu Joseph, Aravind Adiga, and Anita Nair.


Ananth Padmanabhan, CEO HarperCollins India tells SheThePeople.TV:

"As publisher Karthika has built invaluable relationships between HarperCollins and its authors, agents and publishers, not just in India but around the world as well. She leaves a passionate and talented team at HarperCollins, who I know will take our publishing from strength to strength within the framework of our thriving and growing HarperCollins business here in India. She has been a dear friend and colleague and will be missed"

Last August, CEO of the company, P M Sukumar, also resigned. He was replaced by Ananth Padmanabhan who had spent almost 20 years at Penguin India.

Her fellow publisher, Krishan Chopra, has also indicated that he will retire soon.

There is no news on what next for Karthika, who is one of the most well-regarded editors in the publishing industry, and a stalwart for Indian authors and editors both. Whatever it is, it will be a very closely regarded move.

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