The Good Literary Agency (TGLA) has hired Kemi Ogunsanwo as an agent, tasked with building a list across fiction and non-fiction.
Ogunsanwo began her publishing career with internships at companies including Bloomsbury, Simon & Schuster and Penguin Books while studying for an MA in publishing at UCL. She then made the transition into marketing and audience insight, gaining experience at organisations such as ITV, the Book Depository and Time Out, before joining talent agency Identity Agency Group.
Nikesh Shukla, co-founder of TGLA, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Kemi to the agency. I'm excited to see what sort of list she builds and which writers she will be bringing to the agency. With the knowledge she has gained in her MA, in audience development and talent agency, she has a winning combination of skills and insights alongside as passion for great stories and we look forward to her success as an agent at TGLA.”
Ogunsanwo added: “When transitioning into publishing my desire was to discover outstanding writers, and to advocate on behalf under-represented communities within the sector. Therefore, it is an honour to be able to draw from over a decade of experience in media and the arts, to contribute to the amazing work they are already doing at TGLA. I am excited to build a unique and diverse list of writers, and I cannot wait to get started.”
TGLA has also hired Gyamfia Osei who will be joining in November as agency assistant. A former assistant at Caskie Mushens and an ex-Waterstones bookseller, she has most recently been managing international sales for the Pepin Press in Amsterdam.
Ogunsanwo can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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