Hannah Weatherill, currently a scout at Mira Trenchard Literary Scouting, will join Northbank Talent Management next month as literary agent.
Weatherill will represent both fiction and children’s books in the UK, US and foreign language markets, taking up her new role on 15th April. She joined Mira Trenchard in January 2017 and has also worked as a freelance translator and editor for a number of years.
This forms part of a plan to increase the agency’s fiction output on the back following a number of book-to-screen deals, negotiated for its own clients as well as for other literary agencies, featuring authors such as Katerina Diamond and Will Dean.
The move follows Northbank’s integration of Sue Rider Management revealed earlier this month, its move to Poland Street in central London and the impending launch of a speakers’ bureau.
Northbank c.e.o. Diane Banks said: “Hannah’s experience both as a scout and as a freelance editor and translator has given her an extraordinary command of trends in the commercial fiction market, both in the UK and internationally. This combined with an entrepreneurial attitude makes her the ideal person to take this side of the business forward at an exciting time for the agency.”
Weatherill added: “I'm excited to be making the move into agenting and can't wait to join the team at Northbank Talent. We have ambitious plans for the agency's fiction business and I'm really looking forward to working with Northbank's existing adult and children's authors as well as seeking out new commercial talent to bring to editors across the world.”