Helen Garnons-Williams was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2022.
Helen Garnons-Williams is Publishing Director of the Fig Tree imprint at Penguin. Over the course of her 20-year publishing career, Helen has discovered and edited a range of acclaimed, prize-winning and bestselling writers across fiction and non-fiction. Her authors include Jon McGregor, Sarah Winman, Elizabeth Day, Inua Ellams, Michael Donkor, Claire Fuller, Stephen Kelman, Gabriel Krauze, Yomi Adegoke, Elizabeth Uviebinené, Rebecca Stott, Melanie Reid and Baroness Lola Young. She was shortlisted for Editor of the Year at the British Book Awards in 2018 and has been a judge for the Fish Short story prize and the Guardian and Fourth Estate 4thWrite prize.