Former publishing director at Transworld Doug Young is joining PEW Literary as an associate agent.
Young, who specialised in publishing non-fiction, joins the agency, which was set up Patrick Walsh in 2016, this month.
Young said: “Ever since we first met back in the 1990s, I have admired Patrick’s stellar list of authors, his acuity of vision and his excellent taste, so to be working with him, as well as his brilliant colleagues Margaret Halton and John Ash, is a dream come true.
“My plan is to seek out authors with a story to tell, whether in non-fiction or fiction, and people who write in a distinctive voice and from a fresh perspective. The categories will be pretty broad - it could be history, science, politics, memoir or an off-the-wall novel. For the last 25 plus years in publishing I’ve been lucky enough to work on a very broad range of superb books with many extraordinary and brilliant authors including the likes of Alan Johnson, John Peel, Paul O’Grady, Derren Brown, Scott Galloway, Neil Oliver, Paul McKenna and Neil Gaiman.
“I love working with authors and helping to make books happen is the best job on the world. I am thrilled at the prospect of continuing to do that as an agent, with the help of the wonderful team at PEW Literary.”
Walsh said: “I’ve always admired Doug for his boundless curiosity and enthusiasm and we’re greatly looking forward to him joining the team. He’s already talking to lots of fascinating authors in all sorts of genres and markets, and I know that great books will result”.
Young can be contacted at email@example.com. Young left Transworld last year amid a restructure of the non-fiction team.