Amandeep Singh


Amandeep Singh is an agent at TGLA. She began her career at Hamish Hamilton before working at innovative digital publisher Canelo. Keen to work even more closely with authors, 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: Taz Alam, Dr Vanita Rattan, Oloni and Bretman Rock. Her passion for championing debuts, amplifying underrepresented voices and working in-depth editorially led her back to agenting. She has been a reader for Penguin Write Now, HarperCollins Author Academy, and BAFTA. She hopes to work with writers who enjoy collaboration; as a French and Italian (and rusty Punjabi) speaker, she is also interested in voices and topics that cross borders.


“I love being challenged, surprised, entertained and informed – by books that change how we see the world and ourselves.”


Genres I Like

Authors I Like

In fiction I am looking for an unforgettable voice and an emotional connection; I love both heart-wrenching and humorous stories. Writing that plays with voice and pushes form always catches my attention and I am building a list of: literary fiction and select autofiction; historical fiction in non-European settings; fantasy and select sci fi that write new ways of interrogating gender, capitalism, colonial history.

In non-fiction, I am excited by experts in their fields, original critique and unique lived experiences. I am building a list of: narrative non-fiction; memoir; essay; poetry; politics; big ideas; pop science; nature writing; cookery and food writing.

In fiction: multi-generational sweeping epics like Min Jin Lee’s PACHINKO and darkly humorous explorations of morality and class like Mary Gaitskill’s THE MARE. The taut storytelling of Claire Keegan’s SMALL THINGS LIKE THESE, vivid surrealism Monique Roffey’s THE MERMAID OF BLACK CONCH and emotional intensity of Irenosen Okojie’s NUDIBRANCH. To me, Zora Neale Hurston’s THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD is the perfect book.

In non-fiction: writing from lived experiences to comment on wider social issues or themes such as Kieran Yates’ ALL THE HOUSES I’VE EVER LIVED IN, Carmen Maria Machado’s IN THE DREAM HOUSE, Travis Alabanza’s NONE OF THE ABOVE and Noreen Masud’s A FLAT PLACE. Academics who write accessibly about complex ideas like Emma Dabiri does in DISOBEDIENT BODIES and journalists’ compelling accounts of deeply researched subjects like Patrick Radden Keefe’s EMPIRE OF PAIN and Yuan Yang’s PRIVATE REVOLUTIONS. I return to poets like Sharon Olds and Momtaza Mehri again and again.

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