Charlie Brotherstone opens own agency

Charlie Brotherstone opens own agency

Charlie Brotherstone, literary agent at Ed Victor Ltd, is opening his own agency.

Brotherstone Creative Management will be a full service literary agency with a range of clients including Brett Anderson, Charles Glass, Kirstin Innes, Thomas Pavitte, Nuno Mendes, George The Poet, and the AA Gill Estate.

Brotherstone worked closely with Ed Victor from 2014 until his death in June 2017, and as well as managing his own client list, he ran the film/TV, serial and speakers departments at Ed Victor Limited. Before this, he was with agency A M Heath for six years, where he built a list of authors and developed projects for such writers as Hilary Mantel and the George Orwell Estate.

"I am hugely excited about starting Brotherstone Creative Management," he said. "I know it is something Ed would have wanted me to do and I'm proud to continue to represent some of his authors as well as my own list".

Ed Victor Ltd was sold to Curtis Brown in July.

Brotherstone said: "I am glad that many of Ed's authors have found a happy home at Curtis Brown. I’ve enjoyed working with them over the last few months to help with the transition and am grateful to everyone there for their support of this venture. Now feel like the right time to start something new, having been fortunate to benefit from Ed’s extraordinary mentorship.

"Running the film/TV, serial and speakers departments for all the clients at Ed Victor Limited was an invaluable experience and I look forward to finding the right partners for authors across different media."

Brotherstone Creative Management will be transatlantic, selling rights directly in the US where many clients are based. The agency will also work closely with United Agents on translation, television and dramatic rights opportunities. 

BCM will be trading from the Ed Victor Ltd offices at 6 Bayley Street until the end of 2017, before finding new headquarters for the business in 2018.

Among Brotherstone's recent deals are debuts from "Horizon" presenter Giles Yeo and cookery writer Skye McAlpine, and Suede frontman Brett Anderson's memoir, sold after 10-way auction.