Before joining TGLA, Abi worked as a literary scout at Rosalind Ramsay Ltd for seven years. She has incredibly broad experience in the industry having been a literary agent at Georgina Capel Associates prior to becoming a scout and having also worked as a bookseller at Blackwell’s and on the sales team at Faber and Faber. Abi has a BA in English Literature from Bristol University and an MA in English Literature from UCL. Outside of being an agent, she volunteers as a governor for five London primary schools, with particular involvement in the schools literacy programmes and their work with children who have special educational needs and disabilities.
“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
Anthologies, Essays, Short Stories, Commercial Novels, Slick Thrillers, Historical Novels
Authors I Like
Tove Jansson, Olivia Laing, Salena Godden, Bolu Babalola, Carmen Maria Machado, Michael Chabon, Max Porter.
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.