“We’re passionate about offering our author clients every form of expertise and exposure to the global marketplace for books, TV/film and speaking representation. It all starts with the writer’s story: the story becomes a book and from there we strive for every opportunity.” – Samantha Haywood, President of Transatlantic Agency


Transatlantic Agency is a leading literary management company offering a full spectrum of career representation to authors and storytellers across all genres and formats for books, screenplays, speaking engagements and TV/film rights.

Transatlantic represents more than 800 American, Canadian and international clients, whose work regularly appears on prestigious bestseller and award lists, including the New York Times, National Book Award, Newberry Medal and Scotiabank Giller Prize. We work closely with our authors on every step of the process, bolstered by an impeccable back office and administrative team. Transatlantic is recognized in the industry for the success of our sales and their reach internationally, and our reputation for stability, integrity and commitment.

Founded thirty years ago by a husband-and-wife team of literary agents, the Transatlantic Agency today is a vibrant group of vastly experienced and tenacious agents with diverse backgrounds and specialties based in cities across North America. We are forward-thinking in adapting our sales strategies as the global reading markets change and technologies evolve. Transatlantic is headed by Literary Agent and President Samantha Haywood, who joined the company and began building her prestigious client list in 2004.

Domestic and International Reach

Finding international audiences for our clients is a key focus at the agency. We excel at international rights sales, working collaboratively with our valued co-agents in 25 countries around the world. Our agents also maintain a vast network of international editors and literary scouts, and we attend all the major international book fairs, including Frankfurt, London, Guadalajara and Bologna. In the last ten years we have arranged translation deals with more than 1,000 publishers in 30 countries.

Learn more about the Adult Division, Children’s & YA Division, Media & TV/Film Division and Speakers Division.