Louise Lamont has been appointed director of LBA Literary Agency, while Hannah Schofield has been promoted to full-time agent.
Lamont, (pictured), will join the board of co-founders, including Luigi and Alison Bonomi and Amanda Preston. Lamont started at the company in 2013 and has developed a list that includes lockdown bestseller Dishoom (Bloomsbury), global picture book stars such as Emma Yarlett, Rebecca Cobb and Helen Hancocks, and titles such as In Control by Professor Jane Monckton Smith (Bloomsbury Circus), and Partition Voices by Kavita Puri (Bloomsbury).
Schofield joined LBA as agency assistant in 2018 and was promoted to junior agent the following year. Her first deal was an auction, and she is building a list of commercial and reading-group fiction across most genres. Next month sees the release of Amy Lavelle’s Definitely Fine (Orion) and Marina McCarron’s sweeping historical novel The Time Between Us (Aria).
Bonomi and Preston said: “We are delighted that. Louise has become a director. She is a fantastic agent, a wonderful colleague and an integral part of LBA. We couldn’t be happier that she is joining the board. Hannah is so impressive. She has worked tirelessly to curate her own list throughout the pandemic and already has a brilliant reputation in the industry.”
Lamont added: "Thank you to my authors and my colleagues for their creativity and patience, especially over the last year. I want everyone to know the power has gone straight to my head."
Commenting on her promotion, Schofield said: “I have had a wonderful few years working with and learning from my brilliant colleagues at LBA. I am hugely thankful for their continued confidence in me, and look forward to this next step in my career. Writers, keep sending me your books!”