Samantha Haywood is delighted to announce that Senior Agent Elizabeth Bennett has been made Partner at the Transatlantic Agency. Elizabeth Bennett, primarily a children’s & YA agent, represents a balanced list of talented picture book, graphic novel, middle grade and YA authors and illustrators. Some of her clients include: Kayla Miller, Vicky Fang, James Preller, Amy Parks and Nicolas DiDomizio. 

Says Haywood: “I am thrilled to have Elizabeth Bennett join the Board as Partner. Elizabeth is a wonderful colleague; she is both extremely knowledgable and collaborative. Before becoming an agent Elizabeth spent her career on the editorial side of  publishing and brings her knack for spotting talent and trends to both her list and the agency as a whole.”

Says Bennett: “I’m honored to be joining my colleagues on the Transatlantic Board. It’s been incredibly rewarding to be part of such a cooperative and dedicated team. I look forward to working together to strengthen the company, support our clients and grow our business as we adapt to the changing publishing landscape.”

Elizabeth has spent her career in the children’s publishing industry with positions in marketing, product development, and editorial at such companies as Scholastic, Reader’s Digest, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Prior to joining the Transatlantic Agency, she was an Executive Editor at HMH where she focused on brand-forward publishing around classic properties like Curious George, Little Blue Truck and The Little Prince as well as novelties, board books, and picture books. During her tenure she established an IP program launching several successful middle grade series.