Seymour joins Johnson & Alcock from Andrew Nurnberg Associates

Seymour joins Johnson & Alcock from Andrew Nurnberg Associates

Charlotte Seymour has left Andrew Nurnberg Associates to join Johnson & Alcock as a literary agent, as part of a strategic expansion of the agency.

Seymour was named a Bookseller Rising Star in 2021 and has worked for six years at Andrew Nurnberg building a list of authors of literary and commercial fiction, as well as narrative non-fiction. Before that she worked as a literary scout at Eccles Fisher Associates.

Her clients include Sarah Pearse, whose novel The Sanatorium (Bantam Press) was a Sunday Times bestseller and a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, with rights selling in 27 territories. She also represents Francesca Reece, whose debut, Voyeur, was published by Tinder Press, social enterprise Luminary Bakery, whose cookbook Rising Hope was published by HQ, and Matt Morgan, an intensive care consultant whose first book, Critical, was published by Simon & Schuster and is being developed into an Audible podcast mini-series.

Anna Power, m.d. of Johnson & Alcock, said: “We’re so pleased to welcome Charlotte to the agency. She has a great record of nurturing and championing new authors and has developed a diverse and commercially astute list. She has also been impressively enterprising in her development of international contacts, which has led to her selling some terrific books in translation. The appointment of Charlotte, as well as that of new assistant Anna Dawson, is an exciting new chapter in the growth and ambition of Johnson & Alcock.”

Seymour added: “I’m thrilled to join the team at Johnson & Alcock, and look forward to continuing to work closely with my existing authors and building my list further. Last year was a wonderfully varied year in which I was delighted to place authors writing literary memoir, historical biography, science, a book club debut and a more experimental, uncanny novel, and I’m excited to keep fostering new voices across the many genres I enjoy reading.”