By Katherine Woodfine | 26 January, 2021
Down the Rabbit Hole is starting 2021 with a new presenting and production team!
First launched as a platform for celebrating children’s literature in 2014 by author Katherine Woodfine, editor Melissa Cox and agent Louise Lamont, the show has hosted dozens of authors and illustrators, and among other accolades was selected by the Times as one of their Top 10 podcasts for children.
After a wonderful six years at the helm, it was time for a change, so Katherine and Louise put out a call for expressions of interest from anyone interested in becoming part of a new team to head up the show.
Today we're pleased to announce our fantastic new team: the Bookseller Deputy Features Editor Caroline Carpenter, Senior Publicity Manager at Scholastic Hannah Love, Marketing and Publicity Manager at Little Tiger Charlie Morris, and co-author of the Adventures on Trains series Sam Sedgman. They will be joining as guests on today's show (Tuesday 26th January) and take over producing and presenting it for the February episode.
Katherine says: ‘Working on Down the Rabbit Hole over the past six years — firstly with my wonderful co-founders Melissa Cox and Louise Lamont, and latterly with the brilliant Jack Noel and Imogen Russell Williams — has been an absolute joy. We've loved working with Resonance FM, and a host of friends and supporters to champion children’s literature. I’m now delighted to be passing on the baton to a fantastic new team, brimming over with ideas, to continue flying the flag for children's books — and to take Down the Rabbit Hole to new heights!'
The new team says: ‘We have all been such fans of Down the Rabbit Hole and we’re honoured to be given the chance to take up the mantle. Katherine, Melissa, Louise and team have created such a wonderful show that has drawn back the curtain on the children’s book world for so many people. We’re all excited to get started, and to bring our own experiences of the industry to expand Down the Rabbit Hole and build exciting new ideas on the brilliant work that’s gone before us.'
Tune in to January's show to find out more about our new team (including some of their favourite children's books!)