Literary agent Gemma Cooper has been appointed as a director at The Bent Agency UK.
Cooper, who joined Bent in 2012, currently represents children’s authors including Murder Most Unladylike (Puffin) author Robin Stevens, Nevermoor (Orion) writer Jessica Townsend, and Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs (Usborne).
"I’m thrilled to take this step up. I’ve loved working at TBA for the past seven years, and I've learnt so much from Jenny Bent, Molly Ker Hawn and our supportive, talented colleagues," said Cooper. "I feel so privileged to work at an agency that’s so committed to author care and I’m looking forward to working more closely with Molly to continue to grow the UK arm of our business."
Agency director Ker Hawn added: "Gemma is one of the most driven, dedicated people I’ve ever worked with. Her conscientiousness and her phenomenal eye for talent make her a superb advocate for her clients, and you couldn’t imagine a better colleague. We’re delighted to have her as a company director."