Natasha Fairweather, currently at United Agents, is set to join Rogers, Coleridge & White (RCW) in October.
Fairweather will be joining the board and taking up a senior role at Rogers, Coleridge & White.
She began her career as a literary agent at Curtis Brown in 1989, returning to the profession in 1999, at which point Fairweather joined AP Watt after a seven-year hiatus spent living and working in Jerusalem and Moscow. There Fairweather built a list of non-fiction writers including politicians, historians and journalists, and also represents a growing number of prize winning novelists. In 2012, when AP Watt was acquired by United Agents, Natasha became co-head of the newly-amalgamated book department.
Deborah Rogers founded her eponymous agency in 1967. She was joined in 1987 by Gill Coleridge and Pat White and thus Rogers, Coleridge and White was formed. Peter Straus joined in 2002 as managing director and in 2009 RCW merged with Peter Robinson (RLA), before hiring Georgia Garrett from AP Watt in 2011. There are now 12 full-time agents handling authors in all territories. After the death of Deborah Rogers in 2014, Gill Coleridge succeeded her as chairman.
Peter Straus, managing director of RCW, said: "I am very excited that Natasha will be joining us. She is a formidable agent with a wonderful list. Her presence at RCW will complement our outstanding team of agents and help to strengthen and broaden our areas of business both at home and abroad. I welcome her as a senior colleague as the company goes forward to new horizons."
Fairweather said: “I have loved my time at United Agents, which is a dynamic and successful agency, and I am proud of the way we incorporated AP Watt into it. However, the lure of RCW, with its stellar list and exclusive focus on books, proved irresistible, and my authors and I are excited about joining such a distinguished and distinctive literary agency.”
Gill Coleridge, chairman of RCW, added: "I am truly delighted that Natasha will be joining RCW. She will be a wonderful asset to us, bringing years of experience as one of the most highly regarded agents in the UK publishing business. I am hugely proud of this Company and all it has achieved in recent years and look forward to its ongoing growth and success."