Christopher Potter (born 1 April 1959, in Warrington) is a British author and editor. He is the editorial director at Europa Editions UK.
Life and career
Born in Warrington, Potter has a BSc in mathematics from King's College London and an MSc in the history and philosophy of science.
He was an editor for six years at Sphere Books before joining the independent publishing house Fourth Estate, where he ultimately became publisher and managing director. The company was celebrated for discovering so-called "sleepers" and transforming them into bestsellers.
At Fourth Estate he worked closely with many writers, including Carol Shields, Annie Proulx, Michael Cunningham and Michael Chabon (all of whom won the Pulitzer Prize for novels published by Fourth Estate), Dava Sobel, Hilary Mantel, Matt Ridley, Simon Singh, Salley Vickers, Ann Patchett, James Gleick, Kate Summerscale, Kathryn Harrison, Kate Jennings, Gilbert Adair, Maureen Duffy, Paul Hoffman, Paul Bailey, Deborah Cadbur