Prior to her move to science funding in 2002, Anne French was a publisher. She advises authors and assists with placing exceptional books with global publishers. If you are an experienced author with a book proposal, or a first-time author seeking advice on the publishing process, please get in touch.
As Publisher for Oxford University Press, she published in law, literature, history, politics, economics, social sciences, applied sciences, and reference. Notable titles include The Oxford History of New Zealand Literature, The Oxford History of New Zealand, The New Zealand Pocket Oxford Dictionary, Kawharu (ed) Waitangi, Eichelbaum (ed), Mauet’s Fundamentals of Trial Technique, Palmer Unbridled Power, Sinclair The Oxford Illustrated History of New Zealand, and many more.
As founding Publisher of Te Papa Press, she brought a number of important New Zealand books into being, including Awesome Forces, Simpson Pohutukawa and Rata, Ralph Hotere Black Light, Eagle’s New Zealand Trees and Shrubs, Mallon Speaking in Colour, Smith Taiawhiao, Bartle Southern Ocean Seabirds, and many others. She published the first Te Papa Maramataka, and produced the Te Papa Diary from 1997-2002.