Transatlantic Agency is delighted to announce that Lisa Rambert-Valaskova has been promoted to Associate Literary Agent representing both children’s and adult author clients of all voices. As Associate Literary Agent, Lisa is growing her client list with care and appreciates the guidance of her mentor, Marilyn Biderman, as well as other senior literary agents. 

Congratulations, Lisa!

Lisa Rambert-Valaskova came to Transatlantic via its inaugural BIPOC Mentorship Program and later worked closely with Laura Cameron during her maternity leave. Prior to joining Transatlantic Lisa worked as a lawyer and account executive before retraining as a literary agent and consulting for several agents and authors.  Lisa’s clients benefit from her legal training and business acumen. Lisa has a law degree from the University of McGill and a degree in French Language and Literature from the University of Toronto, Trinity College. Originally from Ottawa, Lisa now lives in Montreal after several stints abroad in Rome, Prague, and New York. 

Lisa’s shared author clients include Jasmeen Siddiqui, Nicole Blades, Karen Benning, Melissa Barron, Elin Miller, Derek Montour, and Jennifer Durning. 

Agent mandates: Lisa welcomes all voices, especially those telling tales of triumph over adversity with a sense of humour and flair that illuminates our shared human experience. In Adult Fiction she represents upmarket commercial and book club fiction and BIPOC romance rom/com; in Adult Non-fiction she is especially interested in travel/lifestyle/culinary memoir. For Children’s Lit, Lisa is open to Picture Books and Middle Grade Fiction (Upbeat, voicey capers of underrepresented kids and retellings of classic stories or mythologies) and Non-Fiction (History and Politics). 

Transatlantic Agency is a leading literary management company with a vibrant team of literary agents based in cities across North America, including New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Portland, Vancouver, and Toronto. Transatlantic Agency offers full-service international representation for storytellers in books, speaking, TV/film and select screenwriters. Notable clients include Khaled Hosseini, Iain Reid, Marissa Stapley, Naben Ruthnum, Katherena Vermette, Amy Stuart, Canisia Lubrin, Susan Swan, Megan Gail Coles, MG Vassanji, Karma Brown, Piper CJ, Jesse Thistle, Zoe Whittall, Samra Habib, and Catherine Hernandez.

Transatlantic Agency is recognized in the industry for its sales success and its reputation for integrity, passion, and commitment. Transatlantic represents more than 800 clients for adult trade and children’s literature, ranging from commercial to literary across all genres for fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels and picture books, which regularly appear on prestigious bestseller and award lists, including the New York Times, the National Book Award, the Newbery Medal, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.