Kerry-Ann Bentley



Kerry-Ann Bentley is a literary agent at TGLA. She is looking for literary, upmarket and commercial fiction, as well as narrative-led non-fiction, memoir, and select poetry. Kerry-Ann was previously an agent at Janklow & Nesbit, where she began her publishing career in 2020 in their New York office. She graduated from the University of Essex with a First in English & United States Literature and earned her Masters with Distinction in Caribbean Literature & its Diasporas from Goldsmiths, University of London. Read her manuscript wishlist here.


“I’ve always been obsessed with storytelling and the escapism good books provide. I’m passionate about writers who help us uncover more of who we are, where we come from, and what’s possible as a culture.”



Genres I Like

Authors I Like

The List by Yomi Adegoke, Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey, If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery, None of the Above by Travis Alabanza, Fire Rush by Jaqueline Crooks, Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, The Day I Fell Off My Island by Yvonne Bailey-Smith, I’m A Fan by Sheena Patel, Rosewater by Liv Little, Queenie by Candace Carty Williams, Block, Delete, Move On by Lalalaletmeexplain, and How To Say Babylon by Safiya Sinclair.

Michelle Cliff; Yrsa Daley-Ward; Elena Ferrante; James Baldwin; Toni Morrison; Caleb Azumah Nelson; Moses McKenzie; Casey McQuiston; Sally Rooney; Brandon Taylor; Ocean Vuong; Marlon James; Zadie Smith; Wendy Perriam; Jeanette Winterston; Sylvia Plath; Anais Nin; Ralph Ellison; Charlotte Bronte; Meg Cabot; Ruth Ware.

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