Savvides leaves PFD to join 42

Savvides leaves PFD to join 42

Literary agent Marilia Savvides has left PFD to join management and production firm 42.

She joins Eugenie Furniss, who arrived as head of books last year, to help grow and develop the division while representing its authors.

Savvides began her agenting career in 2012 after graduating from the Columbia Publishing Course in New York and spent several years working in foreign rights, selling books in translation to publishers around the world. She began building her own list of authors in 2015 with E O Chirovici’s The Book of Mirrors (Century), which was published in 40 languages. In 2018 she was selected as a Bookseller Rising Star.

Clients joining her at 42 include Hanna Jameson, Jessica Moor, James Delargy and Natasha Bell.

Savvides said: "I will miss my wonderful colleagues at PFD immensely, but I'm thrilled to be joining the dynamic team at 42. It’s an incredibly exciting company that feels like the perfect home for both me and my authors.”

The existing client list at 42 includes broadcaster Clare Balding, biographer Catherine Bailey, Carnegie winning children’s author Kevin Brooks, journalist and Airhead (Penguin) author Emily Maitlis, and comedian Julian Clary, whose children’s series The Bolds (Andersen) has sold in over 20 territories.

Furniss said: "We’re thrilled to have Marilia join our team. She has a brilliant eye, great energy and a wonderful list of authors, who I think will really benefit from all we have to offer here."