Rachel Conway made director at Georgina Capel Associates

Rachel Conway made director at Georgina Capel Associates

Literary agent Rachel Conway has been made a director at Georgina Capel Associates Ltd.

Conway, who joined the agency in 2010, was praised by Georgina Capel for her "invaluable contribution to the business" and takes the position of director with immediate effect.

Conway begun building her own list of writers in 2013, starting with Louise O’Neill, whose YA debut, Only Ever Yours (Quercus), won Newcomer of the Year at the 2014 Irish Book AwardsThe Bookseller’s inaugural YA Book Prize, and the Children’s Books Ireland Eilís Dillon Award.

Her other fiction clients include Martin MacInnes, whose debut novel Infinite Ground (Atlantic Books) was recently shortlisted for the Saltire Society First Book of the Year award, and performance poet Carmen Marcus, whose first novel How Saints Die, will be published next summer by Harvill Secker.

Conway's non-fiction clients include journalist Laurence Blair, winner of the 2016 Bodley Head/ Financial Times Essay Prize, and Asma Khan, the cook behind supper club Darjeeling Express.

Capel said: “Since Rachel Conway joined us in 2010 she has made an invaluable contribution to the business, bringing her intelligence and wit.  She has a stellar list of clients and I am delighted that she has agreed to become a director of Georgina Capel Associates Ltd.”