Kate Shaw is leaving The Viney Shaw Agency to set up her own literary agency next month.
The Shaw Agency will be launched on 1st July and Shaw will take her existing client list which includes novelists Isabel Ashdown, Lesley Lokko and Susan Elliot Wright, journalists Ian Cobain and Alex Crawford and children’s novelists Fleur Hitchcock, Vashti Hardy, Alan MacDonald, James Nicol and Holly Smale with her.
An agent since 2001, Shaw worked at Aitken Alexander Associates before joining The Viney Agency in 2009. She became director in 2017 and the firm was renamed The Viney Shaw Agency.
In the wake of Shaw's departure, The Viney Shaw Agency name will change back to The Viney Agency and founder Charlie Viney’s clients will continue to be represented by him.
Shaw said: “I’ve been lucky to work with and learn from some of the best agents in the business including ten happy years working for Charlie. Now I’m excited and ready for this new challenge and thrilled to be doing so with the exceptional authors I represent beside me.”
The Shaw Agency will be based in South London and is open for submissions from novelists, writers of non-fiction and writers of children’s books for ages 6+. The website will be live on 1st July 2019 www.theshawagency.co.uk and Shaw can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.