Serena Arthur is fiction editor at Trapeze Books, Orion (a division of Hachette UK), where she is editing and publishing across the list and seeking bold, memorable and zeitgeisty new books. She joined Orion in June 2022 after just under three years at another Hachette division – Headline – where she spent ten months as editorial trainee for the Headline Fiction team and two years as editorial assistant within the Wildfire Books team. She is also Books Lead for THRIVE (the Hachette UK network for diversity and inclusion) and an Hachette UK wellbeing ambassador.
She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford and as a student she was Deputy Editor and co-creator of Onyx, a magazine which platforms the work of students of African and Caribbean descent. Outside of work, she is a writer and performer of spoken word poetry.