Charlotte Robertson's new literary agency with Arlington Management has launched as the Robertson Murray Literary Agency (RMLA).
Representing fiction, general non-fiction and children’s books, the agency, first announced last summer, is a division of Hilary Murray's talent agency Arlington Management Ltd and is being headed up by Robertson, who most recently was sales and marketing director and paperback publisher at Faber and Faber.
Robertson spent four years at Faber, prior to which she was a book agent at Aitken Alexander and then United Agents. Before this she worked at Simon and Schuster, Pan Macmillan, Penguin, Hodder Headline and Reed Books where she started her career in editorial.
Commenting on the new venture in her new role as managing director, Robertson said: "After four wonderful years at Faber, the opportunity to return to agenting with my own company under the Arlington umbrella was too good to resist. Having worked with Hilary and her stellar list of TV clients in the past, I know that we have a great foundation on which to build an exciting list - both from the roster of big names at Arlington and also finding the next generation of storytellers."
Murray said: "The world of books and television has never been more co-dependent. It’s a natural step for Arlington to launch a book agency and in Charlotte I have found the best possible person to make it a success. She brings a huge wealth of expertise and knowledge to the company and has proved time and again through her impressive career that she knows how to make bestsellers."