Pandemic spurs literary agents to leave London

Pandemic spurs literary agents to leave London

Literary agents are increasingly leaving London with more agencies also setting up outside the capital, spurred on by changing working conditions in lockdown and a desire to diversify the trade.

Agencies spoken to by The Bookseller described wanting to represent the UK outside London, a year on from The Common People report which urged agents to leave the capital.

Emma Shercliff was spurred on to start her Suffolk-based agency a few months after the pandemic hit last year. She said: “I launched Laxfield Literary Associates in October 2020 in direct response to The Common People report cal...

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