Laura Macdougall has joined literary management company and arts consultancy Tibor Jones & Associates after five years at Hodder & Stoughton.
In her new role, Macdougall will be creating her own list of authors while working closely with Kevin Conroy Scott on the management of the Wilbur Smith co-author projects.
Macdougall began working at Hodder as editorial assistant in 2010, before being promoted to assistant editor in 2012. While there, she acquired and edited authors including Martine Bailey and Julie Sarkissian and set up and managed the historical fiction community. She left the company in December 2014.
Co-founders of Tibor Jones and Associates, Kevin Conroy Scott and Landa Acevedo-Scott said: “Laura is an exciting hire for us because she already has a fantastic list of authors lined up for representation and she also gives us valuable historical fiction expertise when it comes to putting quality first as we continue to build the Wilbur Smith brand with integrity and passion.”
Macdougall added: “I'm thrilled to be joining Kevin and Landa and the rest of the team at what is such an exciting time for the agency. To work with an author of Wilbur Smith's calibre is inspiring, and I'm also looking forward to signing some brilliant new writers and welcoming them to Tibor Jones.”
Macdougall's first signing will be the winner of the 2015 Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize, which will be announced on Monday 9th March.
She can now be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.