The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency is expanding with the addition of two new agents this summer.
Thérèse Coen will join the business as a rights agent in July, with Sarah O'Halloran joining as a literary agent in August.
Coen moves to Madeleine Milburn Ltd from her position as rights executive at Ed Victor Ltd, where she manages foreign rights across the Ed Victor and Toby Mundy Associates list. She has previously worked in rights at Bloomsbury. At Madeleine Milburn Ltd, she will be responsible for selling translation rights in all foreign language territories.
She said: "Madeleine has built such an exciting list and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to sell her titles to international markets."
O'Halloran joins from Louise Allen-Jones Associates, where she works as a literary scout across all markets. She previously worked at The Agency Ltd, Curtis Brown and the Marsh Agency. She will focus on building a list of upmarket adult fiction and non-fiction, as well as children's and YA.
She said: "I will be looking for upmarket commercial fiction and accessible literary fiction as well as contemporary children’s and YA. I’m also excited to be establishing the agency’s non-fiction list, with a particular focus on history, popular culture, biography and memoir. Whether it’s fiction or non-fiction I’m looking for strong, original voices, great writing and powerful storytelling, and I look forward to adding new names to Madeleine's incredibly impressive list of clients."
Milburn said: "I am thrilled to welcome Thérèse and Sarah to the team, expanding the agency’s reach and bringing even more talent to our list. I’ve long admired their energy and work with international publishers, and I am hugely excited about growing the agency’s presence in national and international markets."