Lina Langlee has left the Kate Nash Literary Agency to join the North Literary Agency.
Langlee, whose authors include Christina Courtenay, Sandy Barker, Stephen O’Rourke and Lucy Saxon, will remain based in Edinburgh.
With a background in publishing, Langlee joined Kate Nash as a junior agent in 2018 before winning a promotion last December and being shortlisted for Agent of the Year at the Romantic Novelists’ Association's Industry Awards.
At North, she joins an agency that was set up in October 2017 by four agents based in the north of England and Scotland: Mark Stanton, Allan Guthrie, Kevin Pocklington and Julie Fergusson.
Langlee said: “I am grateful for my time at the Kate Nash Literary Agency and am of course sad to be leaving, but I am also beyond excited to set my sights North. I’ve long admired the way the North Literary Agency work and the talent they represent, and I can’t wait to get started”.
The agency added: “We’re delighted to welcome Lina. Not only does she bring an impressive and growing client list, but—after stints at Canongate and Black & White—she comes with invaluable publishing experience.”
North's recent deals include Sudden Death by Jon Harvey going to Yellow Jersey Press, a two-book deal with Walker Books for Caroline Green, the late Pete Shelley with Louie Shelley's Ever Fallen in Love going to Octopus and Maureen Wood’s harrowing memoir being sold to HarperCollins.
The agency said: “With recent discussions about publishing spreading its wings beyond the M25, we hope the fact that we are a growing business outside London, will encourage others to join us. We have seen, in the last few months particularly, that publishing doesn’t need to be centred on a few offices by the Thames; thanks to today's technology, we can work just as effectively and efficiently from anywhere in the UK—be it Leeds or Llandudno, Bute or Belfast.”
Langlee can now be contacted at email@example.com.