Abi is a senior agent at TGLA. She has incredibly broad experience in the industry, having started in bookselling in 2001. Abi began her agenting career with Georgina Capel Associates, having also worked as a bookseller at Blackwell’s, on the sales team at Faber and Faber and as a literary scout at RR Ltd. Abi has a BA in English Literature from Bristol University and an MA in English Literature from UCL. Abi was shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year at the British Book Awards (aka the Nibbies) in 2023.
Abi also has experience as a school governor with particular involvement in the schools literacy programmes and their work with children who have special educational needs and are disabled.
“I’m looking for books with energy, conviction and which are saying something new or giving a different perspective on a familiar story”.
Genres I Like
Memoir, Literary Fiction, Rom-coms, Commercial Novels, Crime, History, Lifestyle.
Authors I Like
Tove Jansson, Olivia Laing, Salena Godden, Bolu Babalola, Carmen Maria Machado, Michael Chabon, Max Porter.
Mireille Cassandra Harper
Kandace Siobhan Walker
Arzu was Publishing Director at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, and has over 25 years of experience in the industry, having previously worked at Bloomsbury, Vintage, Penguin Random House and Virago. She has published many bestselling writers including Khaled Hosseini, Malala Yousafzai, Tea Obreht, Maria Semple. At TGLA Arzu uses her considerable experience and expertise to work with authors on editing and developing their work before submitting to publishers.