The Elise Dillsworth Agency is joining David Higham Associates as an associated agency later this month.
Dillsworth set up her agency in 2012 and has authors including Yvonne Battle-Felton, Anthony Joseph, Irenosen Okojie, Yewande Omotoso, Erica Sugo Anyadike and Stephanie Victoire. She was previously a commissioning editor at Virago Press and co-founded the Diversity in Publishing Network.
Dillsworth said: “I am delighted to become an associate agent at David Higham Associates. The agency is one that I admire greatly, so it is wonderful to be given this opportunity as I grow my list and establish my current authors further in their careers. I look forward very much to working with the team of supportive and committed colleagues who have already made me feel welcome.”
Anthony Goff, m.d. of David Higham, said: “We are so pleased that Elise has chosen to work with us at David Higham. We look forward to having the benefit of her experience and wisdom and to sharing with her the expert support of our talented colleagues in our translation, film/TV and finance departments.”
Lizzy Kremer, head of books at David Higham, added: “Elise was one of first brilliant women I met in publishing when I encountered her in my first job in the mid-90s. I was in awe of her then and I am in awe of her now, so it is an honour to work alongside her as she continues to build her business and make good things happen for her talented clients."