Gill Evans

Industry Specialist and Mentor

Gill Evans is Editorial Director of Rock the Boat, the children’s imprint of Oneworld.

She was previously Editorial Director of fiction at Walker Books; Head of Children’s Books at Random House Children’s Books and Deputy MD and Publisher at Egmont. She has worked in children’s publishing for over 35 years, created many successful lists and published fiction for all ages – commercial MG series transferring to screen, young series such as Blue Bananas and Walker Stories, YA authors Cassandra Clare, Angie Thomas, Tom Pollock and edited many prize-winning authors and books including Michael Morpurgo, Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Mal Peet.  She has been shortlisted for the Branford Boase twice, shortlisted for the British Book Awards Editor of the Year and was winner of a British Book Awards Nibby for Innovation.