Elinor Cooper has joined agency Rochelle Stevens & Co after eight years at A P Watt.
Cooper stepped into the newly created role of book agent in early January. She previously worked with Caradoc King at A P Watt, also building her own client list.
Cooper brings fiction, non-fiction and children’s authors including picture book author Tom Percival and Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism project. She is also looking to expand her list.
Cooper said: “I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic and successful agency, helping them to expand and grow. It’s a fantastic opportunity to create a new books department within an established agency and I couldn’t be more excited about it.”
Rochelle Stevens and Frances Arnold said: “We are very happy at Elinor’s appointment. The authors and illustrators she has brought to the company are hugely talented and we know that Elinor’s good taste will grow a very interesting and exciting list.
"We can see not only the opportunities for selling the dramatic rights in their work, but also the potential of offering our writers and directors a new avenue for their aspirations in fiction.”
Founded in 1984, Rochelle Stevens & Co represents screenwriters and directors, and the film and television rights in books, including Deborah Moggach’s Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which was released in cinemas last year.