Gyamfia joined TGLA in November 2020 as the Agency Assistant.
Having acquired a BA in Ancient History at Exeter University, Gyamfia began her career in publishing working as a Bookseller at Waterstones, before joining Caskie Mushens as Literary Assistant. She has recently returned to the U.K. after living in Amsterdam for two years, where she managed international sales for The Pepin Press and held the role of Editor for Plural Magazine.
Gyamfia believes that the books on our shelves should represent the streets that we walk down, and so is extremely passionate about finding new and diverse talent. Her favourite books include Small Island by Andrea Levy, Grown Ups by Marian Keyes, Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo and Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch.
More about Gyamfia and what she loves to read
“Fiction-wise, I can become engrossed in anything as long as it has vivid characters and an engaging narrative. I particularly love coming-of-age stories that we haven’t heard before, fast-paced thrillers (psychological rather than gruesome!) and books with flawed, tricky characters who lodge themselves in my mind. Recently, I’ve been enjoying listening to audiobooks of anthologies for change like Taking Up Space by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi and Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri. I’m also a big fan of cooking books and find myself embarking on regular ‘Julie & Julia’ style food journeys, most recently with Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen by Zoe Adjonyoh.”