Samantha Haywood, President of the Transatlantic Agency, is delighted to announce that Senior Agent Carolyn Forde, whose author client list includes Sarah Berman, Karma Brown, Kristi Charish, Trevor Cole, Tim Fontaine, Clifford Jackman, Hannah Mary McKinnon, Darrel McLeod, and many other bestselling and award-winning authors, has been made a Partner and will also be heading up the newly formed International Rights Adult Lit Division consisting of Evan Brown, Devon Halliday and Laura Cameron.

Within the International Rights Adult Lit team and client lists, Associate Agent Evan Brown is already representing colleague Shaun Bradley’s awardwinning authors, notably Gary Barwin, Kathleen Winter, Linden McIntyre and Pauline Dakin, and publisher client Page Two Books, whose authors account for over 45 translation deals in the past year. Evan is also assisting Samantha Haywood with rights representation to Drawn & Quarterly Publishers, with highly anticipated forthcoming titles from Kate Beaton and Nick Drnaso, among others.

Literary Agent Devon Halliday and Associate Agent Laura Cameron are now working in association with Samantha Haywood on international rights representation for her prestigious client list, including upcoming offerings from Iain Reid, Zoe Whittall, Naben Ruthnum, Elisabeth de Mariaffi, Amy Stuart, Marissa Stapley, Kate Hilton, Amanda Leduc and 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Shani Mootoo.

Marilyn Biderman, Senior Literary Agent, will continue to represent internationally her own list of award-winning and bestselling authors, including Katherena Vermette, Catherine Hernandez, and Kai Cheng Thom.


About Transatlantic Agency: 
Transatlantic Agency is a leading literary management company with a vibrant team of 18 experienced agents based in cities across North America (including New York, Boston, Portland, L.A., Vancouver, Halifax and Toronto). We offer a full spectrum of career representation to authors (Adult, Children’s & YA, and illustrators) and storytellers (Speakers, Industry leaders & Influencers) across all genres and formats for book, content development, speaking and TV & Film. We are recognized in the industry for our sales success and our reputation for integrity, passion and commitment. Transatlantic represents more than 700 American, Canadian and internationally bestselling and award-winning clients. Our clients books range from commercial to literary for fiction and nonfiction, graphic novels and picture books, and they regularly appear on notable bestseller lists and have won major awards such as the National Book Award, the Newbery Medal (U.S.), the Scotiabank Giller Prize (Canada), Michael L. Printz Honor Book (U.S.), and the Governor General’s Award for both adult and children’s literature (Canada). Founded over 25 years ago by David and Lynn Bennett, Transatlantic Agency is now headed by President and Literary Agent Samantha Haywood.

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