Charlie Campbell Literary Agents will be renamed Greyhound Literary, with Sam Edenborough joining the organisation at the beginning of January 2022 as director and co-owner.
Edenborough (pictured) is leaving The Intercontinental Literary Agency (ILA), where he has been a director and agent. Over the past 20 years he helped to develop the agency’s broad roster of client agencies and publishers, selling rights for a wide range of English-language authors, including prize-winners and global bestsellers.
At Greyhound Literary, he will sell translation rights for the agency's authors directly into most territories, with subagents in other markets to be appointed shortly. In time he plans to develop his own list of authors. Greyhound Literary will also offer translation sub-agenting services on behalf of select agencies and publishers.
He said: "I’ve had an amazing time working with my wonderful colleagues and clients at ILA, and am so grateful to them for everything I learned whilst there. Having reached the midpoint of my career, I am hungry for change and new challenges, and the prospect of joining forces with Charlie [Campbell] and his colleagues is hugely exciting. Making plans together to grow the business further has been inspiring and invigorating. I’ve admired Charlie’s wisdom, superb taste, and nuanced approach to agenting for years. I can’t wait to work more closely with the wonderful authors and agents at Greyhound Literary and am immensely proud to become part of the team."
Campbell worked at Ed Victor Ltd for 10 years, leaving in 2014 to set up his own agency, Kingsford Campbell, which became CCLA.
He said: "I am so thrilled that Sam is joining us. He is the best in the business – incredibly knowledgeable, energetic and collegiate. We feel very lucky that he is joining our wonderful team and he will help us and our authors in so many ways."
Edenborough will join agents Charlotte Atyeo, Natalie Galustian and Julia Silk. The agency’s recent successes include William Hill Sports Book of the Year winner Michael Holding’s Why We Kneel, How We Rise (S&S) and S J Bennett’s Her Majesty the Queen Investigates series, which is published in the UK by Zaffre and has been sold in 16 languages and optioned to Mammoth Screen. Next year will see publication of Alan Rickman’s diaries and Charlotte Philby’s new novel, Edith and Kim (The Borough Press).