Goldsmiths Writers' Centre presents...How Editors and Agents Work
Join editor Zeljka Marosevic and agent Cathryn Summerhayes to discuss their work.
Željka Marošević joined Jonathan Cape as Editorial Director in 2021 and her authors include Amy Key, Ore Agbaje-Williams, Jo Hamya and Jacqueline Crooks. Prior to this she was Publisher at Daunt Books where she published authors such as Mary Gaitskill, Amina Cain and Hernan Diaz, and authors in translation such as Elisa Shua-Dusapin, winner of the National Book Award for Translated Literature.
During her time as Publisher, she led the successful revival of works by M.F.K. Fisher, Barbara Comyns and Natalia Ginzburg, and launched Daunt Books Originals, an imprint for new writing, which in 2020 published the Booker Prize-shortlisted Real Life by Brandon Taylor. Between 2017-2019 she was co-editor of The White Review.
Between 2013 and 2016 she was Managing Director of Melville House UK, where she published Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts. In 2017 she was shortlisted for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize (for outstanding women in publishing) and won a LBF Trailblazer Award.
Cathryn Summerhayes has worked at Curtis Brown since September 2016. She was named The British Book Awards’ Literary Agent of the Year in 2019.
Her clients include Adam Kay, Lucy Foley, Sandi Toksvig, Chris Whitaker, Anita Rani, Shappi Khorsandi, Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles, Nicky Campbell, Mark Watson, Naomi Wood, Kirsty Logan, Susan Fletcher, Johanna Basford, Grace Dent, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Deliciously Ella, Polpo’s Russell Norman, Catherine Mayer, Konnie Huq and Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu.
Chair: Tom Lee
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|9 Mar 2022||5:00pm - 6:00pm|
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