Amelia Hodgson has been promoted to rights agent, a year after joining The Bent Agency (TBA).
Hodgson now oversees foreign rights for both the UK and US offices and is based in the UK. Hodgson joined TBA in March 2018 as literary assistant, working with TBA’s UK director Molly Ker Hawn.
Before entering the publishing industry, Hodgson worked as an administrator at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s fine art auction houses. A Cambridge languages graduate, she speaks French and Russian.
Hodgson said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have been given this opportunity and enormously grateful to the agency for all the support over the last year. Discovering the breadth and scope of the translation rights market is a real joy—I’ve loved it from day one—and I’m thrilled that the new role will allow me to continue working with the incredible TBA team and our network of wonderful co-agents to develop international opportunities for our authors.”
Ker Hawn said: “In just a year, Amelia has made herself completely indispensable to TBA. She’s a superb communicator and a canny negotiator with a genuine passion for books, and her enthusiasm and commitment have impressed not just us at the agency, but our international co-agents as well. We’re colossally lucky she made the jump to publishing."
Founded in New York in 2009 by Jenny Bent, the agency opened its UK doors in 2012 and represents a range of authors including Robin Stevens, Hilary McKay, and Jessica Townsend.