Former Ebury, Bonnier and HarperCollins editor Morwenna Loughman has joined Bev James Management (BJM) as literary agent.
Loughman has worked with bestselling authors including Hilary Mantel, Nigel Slater, Anna Jones, Marie Kondo, Brené Brown and Tim Ferriss, as well as commissioning books such as Body Positive Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe (Vermilion) and Ask Me His Name by Elle Wright (Lagom). Most recently she worked as a publishing consultant for Bookwire.
She said: “I’m so thrilled to be joining the team at BJM, and to be working closely alongside Bev to help build on BJM’s phenomenal recent successes. Their commitment to working with and supporting people who are mission-led and dedicated to making a positive impact in the world is what truly sets BJM apart.”
Loughman’s appointment follows a string of hits from BJM including the Sunday Times bestsellers Skincare by Caroline Hirons (HQ), 30 Day Kick Start Plan by Joe Wicks (Bluebird), Speedy BOSH! (HQ) and Tomorrow Will be a Good Day by Captain Sir Tom Moore (Michael Joseph).
Founder and c.e.o. Bev James said: “Our books department has always grown organically, and now feels like the right time to expand our list of brilliant, purpose-driven authors. With her combined experiences as an editor, her keen eye for talent and her creative energy, Morwenna is the perfect fit for the team as we continue to grow.”
Loughman can be contacted at Morwenna@bevjames.com.