Carrie Plitt will be joining Felicity Bryan Associates in Oxford as an agent on 31st October.
She joined Conville & Walsh as an assistant in 2011, working with Jo Unwin, and then with Patrick Walsh and Clare Conville as junior agent.
She has been building her own list of fiction and non-fiction clients recently, including Dan Richards, whose book Climbing Days was published in June by Faber & Faber; Goldsmith’s Prize shortlistee Will Eaves; Dr Joseph Jebelli whose portrait of Alzheimer’s, In Pursuit of Memory, will be published next year by John Murray Press; Dr Emma Byrne, whose book on the science of swearing is forthcoming from Profile; and Tom Nancollas, a building conservationist who is writing a book about lighthouses for Penguin Press.
Plitt grew up in Massachusetts, where she studied English and Art History at Williams College, and then came to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, on a scholarship.
Catherine Clarke, m.d. at Felicity Bryan Associates, said: "We have spent some time looking for the right person to help expand our agency and we knew immediately that Carrie was perfect. She brings energy and ideas and a talent for finding outstanding authors, and we are looking forward enormously to working with her."
Plitt said: "After five wonderful years at Conville & Walsh with a series of brilliant mentors, I am beyond delighted to start the next phase of my career at such a prestigious and exciting agency. Felicity Bryan Associates have a stellar list of authors, and I’m looking forward to introducing my clients to the team there as well as continuing to build my own list of fiction and non-fiction writers."