Thérèse Coen joins Hardman & Swainson

Thérèse Coen joins Hardman & Swainson

Thérèse Coen, formerly rights agent at Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency, is joining Hardman & Swainson today (9th January) in the newly-created role of rights director.

Coen started her career at Bloomsbury Publishing in 2011 and worked as a rights executive before moving to Ed Victor Ltd in 2014 where she managed translation rights across both the Ed Victor and Toby Mundy Associates lists. At Madeleine Milburn, which she joined in July 2015, she concluded "major" deals and sold rights in multiple territories across the agency’s list.

In her new role at Hardman & Swainson, Coen will continue to sell translation rights as well as further growing her own list of authors.  

Coen said: "I’m absolutely delighted to be taking on a new challenge and to be joining such a lovely and experienced agency in this very exciting new role. Hardman & Swainson has a wonderful list, and I truly look forward to sharing more of their titles with publishers all over the world, as well as continuing to build on my list of brilliant authors."

Hardman & Swainson said: "This is an exciting time for the agency and we’re thrilled that Thérèse will be joining the team. It’s a logical next step for us and with her excellent knowledge of international markets and natural flair for agenting we’re looking forward to her building this side of the agency's business."

Hardman & Swainson was founded by Caroline Hardman and Joanna Swainson in 2012, with Hannah Ferguson joining in 2014. The agency represents authors including Dinah Jefferies and "The Unmumsy Mum".

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