Gollancz publicity manager Stevie Finegan has left Orion to become a literary agent at the Zeno Agency.
Finegan has worked with numerous bestselling and award-winning authors including Ben Aaronovitch, Joanne Harris and Dhonielle Clayton. While at Gollancz, Stevie also founded The Gollancz and Rivers of London BAME SFF Award, a writing prize which aims to foster diversity and inclusion within science fiction and fantasy.
Meanwhile Will O’Mullane has joined Orion on 6th January as senior press officer having previously worked at Titan and Penguin Press.
Finegan's move to the Zeno Agency continues the agency’s expansion, coming in the wake of Kristina Pérez’s appointment as associate agent in 2019, joining director John Berlyne and associate agent Louise Buckley. The London-based literary agency, founded in 2008, specialises in science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Berlyne said: "Stevie's arrival comes at a hugely exciting time for Zeno and 2020 will be a key year for the agency and Stevie, with her extraordinary skillset, will be a major component of our next steps. I am thrilled to be welcoming her on board."
Finegan said: "I am delighted to be joining Zeno and starting my career as an agent. We’re currently witnessing a very exciting time for the genre as more and more stories are reaching wider and wider audiences. I’m delighted that Zeno has welcomed me onboard and I cannot wait to start finding and championing exciting new works, in particular stories from women, writers of colour, and other marginalised voices."
She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Her successor Will O’Mullane joined Orion on 6th January and will be working across Gollancz and Orion.