Helen Garnons-Williams *not currently accepting applications*

helen-garnons-williams-1*** Please note Helen is currently working with a mentee and so is not accepting applications***

I have been an editor for fifteen years and am currently Publishing Director at 4th Estate. Since I began commissioning I have been lucky enough to work with many extraordinary writers, from Jon McGregor to Stephen Kelman, Lucie Whitehouse to Lucy Wood, Katharine McMahon to Ali Shaw, Paul Torday to Alexei Sayle. I publish literary fiction – and occasionally non-fiction – and am drawn to great storytelling, to narrative boldness and emotional resonance, whether in the shortest of short stories, or the most epic of novels. The editorial process is one of the most rewarding and endlessly fascinating parts of my job. It is a real privilege to work with writers, helping them to hone their work and reach their full potential.Specialism

Literary Fiction


I’m offering two 2 hour sessions of mentoring in person (or Skype/telephone).


  • In person
  • By email
  • By telephone


London Bridge / Walton-on-Thames