Agent Robyn Drury turns publisher with Ebury

Agent Robyn Drury turns publisher with Ebury

Agent Robyn Drury is to join Ebury Press' non-fiction department as commissioning editor next month.

Drury is currently an agent at Diane Banks Associates where she is responsible for much of the agency’s non-fiction business including memoir, autobiography, popular science, history, lifestyle and current affairs.

At Ebury she will look to further strengthen Ebury Press’s "quality" narrative non-fiction commissioning.

The move comes after former HarperCollins editorial director Martin Redfern revealed earlier this month he was to turn agent, joining the Diane Banks Associates as a non-fiction agent in April.

Drury said: "When it comes to non-fiction publishing, Ebury Press is one of the best in the business and I'm thrilled to be joining their talented team. I can't wait to get to work."

Andrew Goodfellow, deputy publisher of Ebury Publishing, added: "It is very exciting for us to be welcoming such a talent over to Ebury from the world of agenting. Robyn’s smart, go-getting entrepreneurial skills will fit right in with the way we do things."

Drury can be contacted on rdrury@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk from 3rd April.