Stella Sabin, Publisher

Stella joined Peirene in 2017, she now runs the press with the help of assistant Maddie Rogers. When not in the office, Stella works in radio and audiobook production. She has worked on programmes for BBC Radio 4, the World Service and independent clients and she produces and presents the Peirene Podcast, available on the Subscriber Book Club.

Stella’s favourite Peirene title is Peirene No.31 Snow, Dog, Foot.

Maddie Rogers, Publishing Assistant

Maddie joined Peirene as Publishing Assistant in December 2019, having recently finished her MA in Translation Studies. She supports Stella in all aspects of running Peirene and also organises and hosts the Borderless Book Club. Maddie speaks French, Italian and Spanish.

Maddie’s favourite Peirene title is Peirene No.30 Faces on the Tip of My Tongue.

Meike Ziervogel, Founding Publisher

Meike Ziervogel

photo by Roloef Bakker

Meike is a novelist and publisher. She grew up in northern Germany and came to London in 1986 to study Arabic language and literature. She has worked as a journalist for Reuters in London and Agence France Presse in Paris. In 2008 she founded Peirene Press. In 2012 Meike was voted as one of Britain’s 100 most innovative and influential people in the creative and media industries by the Time Out and Hospital Club hClub100 list. Meike is the author of five novels, all published by Salt in the UK.

Please note: Meike Ziervogel is currently working in Beirut on a separate project. photo by Roloef Bakker

Sacha Davison Lunt, Designer

Sacha Davison LuntSacha is an independent graphic designer who is the Art Director for Peirene.

Sacha graduated from the London College of Communication and also has an MA in Hypermedia Studies from Westminster University. She specialises in editorial and book design and had previously worked as Art Director for the design and architecture magazine, Icon. Her clients include Eye magazine, Warner Classics, Salt Publishing, Dulux and Help Musicians UK. Sacha has also produced several design books for Taschen GmbH including: Designing the 21st Century, Scandinavian Design and the Decorative Arts series.

Sacha’s Peirene Manifesto:

A gift item. A design suitably special to package Meike’s little European gems. Something you want to pick up and touch. Something inviting. Something made with love.

I approach each book in the knowledge that it is part of a series. Collectively, the books have a strong identity, but one flexible enough to allow the individual books to retain a sense of their own character, and shine in their own right.

That flexibility is not just about honouring the stories themselves, of course. It’s also about allowing myself the freedom to play, to have fun with – or even break – the rules I’ve set myself, without breaking the brand identity itself. I hope to be designing the books for many years to come, and I don’t ever want it to be a chore; Peirene deserves more. Each cover needs to feel familiar but fresh. A guarantee of quality, yet always slightly unexpected.

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