Company spotlight: looking to the future at Aitken Alexander

Company spotlight: looking to the future at Aitken Alexander

Literary agent Clare Alexander describes 2016 as her “annus horribilis”, culminating as it did in the sad death last autumn of Aitken Alexander founder Gillon Aitken, her agency partner of nearly 20 years. But this year is one of “green shoots”, with the agency beginning to return to the public eye.

Alexander stresses that, while Aitken Alexander had been necessarily quiet during Gillon Aitken’s illness, behind the scenes it had continued to rack up as many prominent successes as ever - seeing Max Porter crowned 2016’s Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, Francis Spufford winning multipl...

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