An Interview with Ben Greig our rep in Denmark and Iceland

Boydell is proud to have our list handled by teams of expert representatives around the world. They know exactly where to show our new publications and we know they do our books and our authors a great service. Let’s learn a little more about them and their work…

Introducing: Ben Greig

Where are you based and which territories do you cover?
I am based in Cambridge and I cover Denmark and Iceland

How did you get into repping?
When I worked in a bookshop I met a lot of academic reps and one thing led to another!

And how long have you been looking after the Boydell list?
20+ years

Who are your main clients?
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Bloomsbury Academic, Combined Academic Publishers

Before the Coronavirus, how often and how widely did you travel? Is there such a thing as an average day for you?
I’d travel to Denmark three or four times a year and to Iceland once every few years. My day is quite mixed – lots of emails, a few phone calls, zoom meetings of course, web research, contacting bookshops, librarians and lecturers.

Do you have a favourite city to work in?
Copenhagen

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve encountered in your work?
A Bollywood film being made in the old cobbled streets of Lund! I think it doubled for ‘old England’.

Boydell volumes aside, which is your favourite book or author?
The Natural History of a Garden by Michael Chinery

Print or ebook?
Print

Favourite historical figure?
George Orwell

Who would play you in the film of your life?
Denzel Washington

What’s top of your 2021 to-do list?
Get my mum a new knee

Thank you for taking part!