Bhavna Chauhan

Senior Editor, Doubleday Canada and Appetite

BHAVNA CHAUHAN is a Senior Editor at Doubleday Canada and Appetite. Her focuses are psychological thrillers, commercial fiction, celebrity books, issue-driven narrative non-fiction, and personal memoir. She is the Canadian editor of the internationally bestselling The Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena, as well as the upcoming books Need to Know by Karen Cleveland and The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet. She is the acquiring editor of JP Delaney’s The Girl Before, an instant bestseller, and his forthcoming thrillers, Believe Me and The Perfect Wife; YouTube personality Lilly Singh’s debut book How to Be a BawseI Hear She’s a Real Bitch by restaurateur Jen Agg; and, The Measure of My Powers by Jackie Kai Ellis, a memoir about food, marriage, and depression. She is currently working with Canadian Olympian Perdita Felicien on her story, and award-winning aquanaut and cave diver Jill Heinerth.

Bhavna's Sessions

Best Practices for Equity-Driven Acquisitions: Shifting from Gatekeeping to Spacemaking

The “gatekeeping” framework of our industry is a major structural hurdle to diversity and inclusion in publishing. It is not enough to recognize our biases and stop doing harm (though that’s a key first step). We need to brainstorm ways to repair the historical damage done to our cultural institutions and artists. How do we […]