United Agents has promoted Sophie Scard to full agent after six years with the company.
Scard, formerly an associate agent, has been working alongside agent Caroline Dawnay since 2013, and in recent years building her own list.
Her nonfiction deals include Cambridge philosopher Nakul Krishna’s Logic Lane (Picador), a study of postwar British philosophy, journalist James Vincent’s Beyond Measure (Faber), a history of metrology which sold at auction as well as writer and publisher Tom Chiver’s London Clay, which was pre empted by Transworld.
Her fiction writers include Camilla Grudova, whose short story collection The Doll’s Alphabet was published by Fitzcarraldo; New Zealander Annaleese Jochems, whose debut Baby will be published by Scribe in August 2019, and Susannah Dickey, whose first novel Tennis Lessons was acquired by Doubleday in a two-book deal earlier this year. She also helped judge the White Review Short Story Prize last year.
Scard worked in rights at Penguin Books before joining United Agents in 2013.
Dawnay said: “Sophie has a future as a great agent. She is an exceptional reader, a sympathetic listener, and a powerful salesperson. Her energy and her judgement have combined to make a real difference to the writing careers of the authors she already represents and I have benefitted from her wise thinking often enough myself. She’s terrific.”
Rosemary Scoular, head of books at United Agents, said: “It has been a pleasure watching Sophie grow in confidence and ability as an agent over the last few years, and we are thrilled to have her as a valued colleague on the team here, representing an exciting and growing list of authors.”