Macdougall joins United Agents

Macdougall joins United Agents

Laura Macdougall is joining United Agents next month after two “wonderful” years with Tibor Jones & Associates. She will join on 31st July as a literary agent in the Book Department.

Macdougall's clients at Tibor Jones included actor Jim Broadbent, Ruth Hogan of The Keeper of Lost Things (John Murray Press imprint Two Roads), which has now sold in 19 territories, Labour MP Jess Phillips, author of Everywoman (Hutchinson), and Kaite Welsh whose historical crime trilogy is published by Tinder Press.

The Oxford graduate was formerly an editor at Hodder & Stoughton, commissioning historical, crime and debut literary novels, and working with authors such as Stephen King and David Nicholls. She has also been a judge on the 2014 Green Carnation Prize which celebrates the best of LGBT writing and has been named as one of the 2017 Rising Stars by The Bookseller.

Rosemary Scoular, head of the Book Department at United Agents, said: “Laura has built an incredibly impressive list of authors in her relatively short time as an agent, and we’ve admired her work from afar.”

She added: “We’re thrilled that she is joining us and look forward to welcoming her and her authors over the months ahead.”

Macdougall also worked with Kevin Conroy Scott managing the Wilbur Smith co-author projects and the Tibor Jones joint director and co-founder said she had done a "wonderful job".

Scott said: “We’re sad to see Laura leave but are flattered that she’ll be going to a great new home in United Agents, an agency with integrity and style. Laura worked very hard for us and did a wonderful job working with Wilbur’s co-authors in house while bringing in some great new authors to our list.

“Jess Phillips, Ruth Hogan and Jim Broadbent - to name only a few - are clients that we’ve been proud to work with and will enjoy being associated with for many years to come."

Macdougall said: “I've had a wonderful two years at Tibor Jones, working alongside Kevin and building my own list of authors from scratch.

She added: “It's exciting for me and my authors to be joining an agency as prestigious and dynamic as United Agents, and I'm very much looking forward to being part of the team there and continuing to develop my list of writers.”

From 31st July Macdougall can be contacted at her new address lmacdougall@unitedagents.co.uk.