Samantha Haywood, President of Transatlantic Agency, is delighted to announce that Laura Cameron has been promoted from Associate Agent to Literary Agent and will be taking on clients for literary representation with a specialization in book-to-tv/film representation. Her growing client list includes Ruchira Gupta, Alisha Emrich, Cristina Quintero, Brandi Morin, and Kay Chronister.

Since joining the Transatlantic as Associate Agent, Laura has fielded some impressive deals including a six-figure pre-empt (soon to be announced), and multiple international rights and North American deals. Before becoming an agent Laura worked in editorial, sales and publicity at Penguin Random House Canada. Laura completed her Master’s in Journalism at Columbia University, interned with the Economist Group, and worked for Canadian Business magazine.

Laura represents books across all genres and ages, with a focus on adult and YA fiction that has film and television potential. She seeks out issue-driven books that surprise and provoke the reader, and literary writing that blends and subverts genre. Laura has a particular interest in contemporary stories that invite readers into  lesser known worlds, reimagined folklore, literary/upmarket suspense and espionage, research-based narrative nonfiction and true crime. Above all, she seeks out unique narrative voices, characters she doesn’t recognize, and writing she can’t turn away from. 

Says Haywood: “Laura has consistently proven herself to be a very capable agent and team player. She loves working with authors, publishers and producers and has the drive and instinct that will take her far. She is a valued colleague in our skilled and growing team of literary agents.”