The recently-launched Ruppin Agency has struck an agreement with The Marsh Agency to handle translation rights.
Founded by former Foyles bookseller Jonathan Ruppin in September, the literary agency aims to seek out new voices Ruppin believes are neglected by the publishing industry.
He said The Marsh Agency’s c.e.o. Susie Nicklin and her team shared his determination to broaden the range of voices represented on bookshop shelves.
“I’ve always been keen to promote the cross-border appeal of literature, both as a bookseller and through my work with English PEN, so I’m very glad of their expertise in the global market, especially at a time when Britain is in danger of turning its back on the wider world,” Ruppin said.
Nicklin, who also owns The Dulwich Bookshop and a publisher called Indigo Press, added: “I have enjoyed discussing books and writing with Jonathan, hearing his insights into contemporary literature and his plans to harness his experience in his new agency. I am delighted that he has chosen to work with the Marsh Agency for his translation rights and look forward to developing our association.”