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Next Level Round Two Awardee: Katalina Watt

We’re thrilled to introduce our Next Level Awardee for Round Two of the programme: Katalina Watt.

Next Level is LAS’ pilot career development programme that aims to equip two mid-career arts professionals (in two separate rounds during our 2018-20 programme of work) on the path to a senior position with the intended outcome of increasing diversity within the literature, languages and publishing sector. Round 2 of the programme will be delivered wholly online.

Read the announcement here.

Katalina Watt is Audio and Online Assistant at Canongate Books, working across the digital list in both audio and ebook. She is also Podcast Director for khōréō, a quarterly magazine of speculative fiction elevating voices of immigrant and diaspora authors. She has experience in Audio for Little Brown Book Group, and events and bookselling for independent bookshops, most recently at Golden Hare Books. Katalina is also an author and was Longlisted for Penguin WriteNow 2020. She studied English Literature at the University of Glasgow and completed an MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier.

In addition, we were so impressed with the calibre of the interview candidates that we have repurposed funding to help support them with some next steps in their career. The three ‘Next Steps’ awardees are Beth Cochrane, Stefan Kellhofer and Catrin Kemp who we’re working with to facilitate two industry connections and a mentoring session.