Agent Hattie Grunewald is leaving Blake Friedmann after six years for The Blair Partnership.
She is joining the partnership as an agent on Monday (9th September) where she will be reporting to director Rory Scarfe and "bringing both existing and new clients to the list," the agency said.
Grunewald started her career at the Blake Friedmann agency in 2013, where she worked alongside the late co-founder Carole Blake and Isobel Dixon, director and head of books, on bestselling authors including Peter James, Barbara Erskine and Sheila O'Flanagan. Her own list includes writers such as Sue Fortin, Drew Davies and Catherine Miller; Dead Good Reader Award shortlisted L V Hay; as well as Anbara Salam, Rebecca Denton, Roxane Dhand and Mark Freeman.
Grunewald said: "I am hugely excited to be joining The Blair Partnership with their commitment to innovation, extensive expertise and creative vision. After six brilliant years at Blake Friedmann, the opportunity to join such a dynamic team and help to shape a renowned fiction list was irresistible."
Scarfe, who joined the company in July last year, said: “The Agency team has gone from strength to strength in the past year and with Hattie joining the team we are welcoming one of the most highly respected new agents in the market who will be instrumental in shaping our fiction list. Hattie brings with her a fantastic eye for talent, a stellar list of authors, and her arrival sends out a statement that The Blair Partnership is now more than ever home to the best storytellers.”