Marina joined The Soho Agency in 2016, after working for several years in the editorial departments of Little, Brown and HarperCollins. She has a rare insight into the publishing industry – in addition to her agenting work, she is also a published author, and has studied creative writing at the Faber Academy.
Marina is building a list of upmarket commercial and accessible literary fiction –from twisty crime and thrillers to smart rom-coms and big, sweeping love stories to historical fiction, especially lesser known stories about incredible women from the past – and is actively looking to take on clients in this area. She is looking for strong female leads, plot twists, novels with feminist threads, diverse characters, a-ha moments, the list goes on . . . She is particularly drawn to novels that hit on relatable moral issues and provoke genuine emotional reactions. And even though she isn’t looking for straight sci-fi or fantasy, she has a soft spot for books that have a mythical or magical edge.
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