Graham Maw Christie Agency (GMC) has promoted Maddy Belton to agent.
Belton joined the non-fiction agency as an intern in 2018 before becoming a full-time assistant in 2019. In her new role as agent, she will continue assisting Jane Graham Maw and Jennifer Christie while also building her own list of authors. She has already signed founder and c.e.o. of The Black Curriculum Lavinya Stennett whose forthcoming book Omitted: The Untold Black History Lessons We Need to Change the Future will be published by Fourth Estate.
Belton’s promotion comes as the agency celebrates a run of number Sunday Times bestsellers including authors Vex King and Raynor Winn. GMC also said it has recently concluded major new deals for King and Winn and has around 30 titles slated for publication in 2022.
Belton said: "Working with Jane and Jen is an absolute pleasure and I’m excited to take this next step in my career. I’ve been a voracious reader all my life and the opportunity to shape new books, approach people I have long admired and contribute to diversifying bookshelves is a dream come true."
Graham Maw said: "Maddy is a joy to work with and has a sharp eye for new talent". Christie added that she was "a great asset to the agency, and this is a well-deserved promotion".
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