Bella Pearson

Workshop Leader and Industry Specialist

Bella is Publisher at Guppy Books, previously Publishing Director at David Fickling Books.

She joined David Fickling in setting up his eponymous imprint, as part of Random House Children’s Books, after completing an MA in Children’s Literature and seven years working in a children’s bookshop. She has worked with authors such as John Boyne, Jenny Downham, Linda Newbery and Margo Lanagan. In 2007 Bella won the Branford Boase Award.