Irene Staunton

Irene Staunton began work in publishing in London with John Calder publishers in the 1970s. Returning to Zimbabwe after independence, she was an editor at the Government Curriculum Development Unit. In 1987, she co-established Baobab Books, which rapidly acquired a reputation as an exciting literary publisher. In 1999 she left Baobab to co-found Weaver Press. She was also a long-standing editor of the Heinemann African Writers Series.