Cara Lee Simpson has joined PFD as a literary agent after five years at Jonathan Clowes.
Before joining Jonathan Clowes, she worked at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency. At PFD she will continue to focus on building a list of debut book club titles and literary fiction.
Simpson has moved with her clients including Jacqueline Bublitz, Bethany Clift and Okechukwu Nzelu. Her clients have won the Polari Prize, a Betty Trask Award and been number one bestsellers in Australia and New Zealand. Her recent deals have been for lead, super-lead and mega-lead fiction titles in the UK and Australia and New Zealand, as well as an auction for film and television rights for Bethany Clift's Last One at the Party (Hodder) won by Scott Free Films.
Tim Bates, head of books at PFD, said: “We have been looking for the right fiction agent for sometime and I knew, as soon as I met Cara, that our search was over. She has brilliant taste, great commercial instincts and a hugely impressive and burgeoning list. I can’t wait to see her grow and thrive at PFD.”
Simpson added: “I am so excited to become part of the team at PFD and work alongside all my new colleagues. PFD have a such a dynamic and collaborative way of doing things, so I’m really looking forward to the agency opening up new opportunities for my existing clients, as well as having more scope in the role to welcome new ones.”