Georgia Frances King

Publisher | HarperCollins Australia

Georgia Frances King


Georgia Frances King is an editor working as Publisher of HarperCollins/ABC Books on Wurundjeri land in Melbourne, Australia.

Formerly the Ideas Editor of Quartz and the Editor of Kinfolk magazine, she brings a quality-of-life focus to the future's most pressing topics and translates dense, academic subjects into engaging content. During nearly a decade living in the United States, she edited New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling books, concepted innovative digital projects, and led award-winning teams of journalists and designers.

In addition her journalistic work, she was a literary agent with Aevitas Creative Management in New York, where she represented nonfiction books about emerging science and technology, futurism, design, culture, and the arts. She was also a freelance book editor, helping Big 5 publishers make sense of their thorniest manuscripts on topics such as augmented reality, cell biology, feminist economics, and digital democracy. Georgia has now brought her dual careers in news journalism and book publishing together in her work as the Publisher of ABC Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Australia, where she focuses on promoting home-grown ideas and authors.

Aside from editing and writing, she's a public speaker, workshop facilitator, and panel moderator. She's spoken about blockchain at the UN, facilitated cross-council sessions on future-proofing technology for the World Economic Forum, MC’d the AI stage at Web Summit, and presented on evolutionary psychology at Creative Mornings. Offstage, she was also a member of the WEF’s Future of Quantum Computing Council, a consulting producer at the Intelligence Squared debate series, and a fellow at the N Square Innovation Network, focusing on raising awareness of nuclear weapon proliferation.


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