Bentley and Singh join TGLA as literary agents
Amandeep Singh and Kerry-Ann Bentley have joined The Good Literary Agency (TGLA) as literary agents and both will be building their lists across fiction and non-fiction. Author Arden Jones has also joined as submissions co-ordinator.
Singh has worked in publishing for seven years, beginning her career at Hamish Hamilton before working at Canelo. She became an assistant at The Blair Partnership before joining Ebury, HarperCollins and Penguin Press, where she collaborated on books by Greta Thunberg, Grace Dent and Nikita Gill. She published only debut authors during her time at HarperCollins, including Taz Alam, Oloni and Bretman Rock. She is primarily looking for literary fiction, narrative non-fiction, memoir and essays, as well as poetry, politics, cookery and food writing.
Meanwhile, Bentley was previously an agent at Janklow & Nesbit. She began her publishing career in 2020 in their New York office and has done high-profile deals for authors including Yrsa Daley-Ward and Mason Coile. She is primarily looking for literary, upmarket and commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction, memoir and select poetry.
Julia Kingsford, co-founder of TGLA, said: “Finding and developing new talent is the lifeblood and daily thrill of agenting and for us at TGLA that extends to the professional gatekeepers we can nurture as much as it does to the writers. We’re so proud of the fantastic agents who’ve worked with us in the five years since we started, of the part we’ve played in opening more pathways into agenting and what those agents have done in driving opportunities for writers and their careers.”