Federico Andornino is currently Editorial Director at Weidenfeld and Nicolson, the literary imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, acquiring literary fiction with an edge, LGBTQ+ literature, graphic novels and fiction in translation. He also publishes some of W&N's most successful authors including Alice Walker, Gillian Flynn, Julian Fellowes, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Michel Bussi and Alan Furst. He joined W&N in 2017, after spending five years working for Two Roads (an imprint of John Murray Press). He started his career working in the foreign fiction department of Rizzoli in Milan, Italy.
Federico graduated with Distinction from UCL’s MA in Publishing with a final dissertation on the role of translated fiction in the UK. He holds a degree in Dante Studies from the University of Siena, Italy, and from 2008 to 2010 he was a fellow at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, one of Europe’s oldest grandes écoles for university learning.