The Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy has appointed an administrator to replace Dr Jane Carroll who has returned to teach at her alma mater, Trinity College Dublin, now that her contract has expired. Many thanks to Jane for her contributions to the Centre, especially for organizing the highly successful Mervyn Peake Conference.
I’m delighted to announce that we have appointed Heather Robbins as Sussex Centre Assistant, after interviewing a rather long ‘short list’ of excellent candidates, such was the depth and calibre of the response to the job advertisement. Heather’s enthusiasm for folklore, fairy tales and fantasy, and her commitment to the Sussex Centre, were palpable; that, together with her experience in the publishing world, led us after much deliberation to offer the post to her. Heather has a Master of Modern Languages (French and German) from the University of Manchester, and was for some years Commissioning Editor and Head of Sales for the publisher Phillimore & Co. We are delighted to welcome Heather on board and look forward to her working on a range of projects, including two conferences and the Sussex Centre journal GRAMARYE, whose publication has been delayed. Many thanks to the other candidates for their time and their interest in the Sussex Centre; as I told each of them, the interview panel had an embarrassment of riches!
Bill Gray, Director, Sussex Centre