Gyamfia has a BA in Ancient History at Exeter University, she began her career in publishing working as a Bookseller at Waterstones, before joining Caskie Mushens as a Literary Assistant. She 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.
“I enjoy listening to audiobooks of anthologies 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 like Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen by Zoe Adjonyoh.”
Genres I like
Coming-of-age, Fast-Paced Psychological Thrillers, Stories with vivid characters and an engaging narrative.
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.