Samantha Haywood is incredibly pleased to announce thatEvan Brown has been promoted to full Literary Agent at the Transatlantic Agency. Over the past two years as Associate Agent and as a member of the International Rights Division, Evan has helped broker over 100 international rights deals, representing international translation rights for nonfiction publisher Page Two Books, and for graphic novel publisher Drawn & Quarterly alongside agency President Samantha Haywood. Evan’s growing author client list ranges from powerful, culturally significant nonfiction to captivating literary debuts and select children’s titles.

Says Haywood: “I am grateful to work with Evan, he’s an incredible colleague who right from the start invested a great deal into helping update our agency’s admin systems. As an agent, Evan brings a fabulous range of talents, he’s a terrific editor, excellent negotiator, a natural author champion and extremely organized.” 

Says Brown: “It’s such a pleasure to be doing what I love as a part of the Transatlantic Agency. The entire team is brilliant and so supportive of every new venture. I am excited to continue growing my client list as a Literary Agent and look forward to helping incredible new voices emerge on the scene.”

Evan has worked in publishing since 2012. Before joining Transatlantic Agency in early 2019 he was a marketing specialist for MIRA and Inkyard Press, spearheading successful campaigns for Adult and YA authors across a wide range of genres, including numerous New York Times bestselling titles. Prior to joining the marketing team, Evan established an in-house online rights enforcement system to combat digital piracy and plagiarism on behalf of the publisher and authors. He has been an acquisitions reader and freelance editor, and worked as a proofreader and copyeditor for the University of Toronto Press, Academic Journals division.

Evan holds an MA in 18th-century history and literature from the University of York, UK, and a BA, combined honours, in Early Modern Studies and English from Dalhousie and The University of King’s College, Canada, where he was editor-in-chief of the Early Modern Studies programme student journal, Babel, in 2009. He has lived in Lyon, France, and returns regularly to the UK.