Lou Johnson

Lou Johnson is a well-known publishing industry figure with over twenty-five years’ publishing experience. This includes senior roles at Random House, Allen & Unwin, Simon & Schuster (where she was Managing Director between 2010–2014), and her current role as Publishing Director at Murdoch Books. In 2015, she launched her own publishing venture, The Author People, as a response to digital disruption. Lou has been joint Vice-President of the Australian Publisher's Association (2012–2014), a member of the Book Industry Collaborative Council, and on the board of The Stella Prize.