Laura Macdougall

Laura Macdougall

I graduated from university with a degree in Classics and then a Masters in Latin but with absolutely no idea what I wanted to do in terms of work. So I ran away to Italy. I lived there for two years, working as an English teacher and freelance translator. I knew I wanted to continue working with language in some way, so when I returned to London I did various internships in publishing houses and with literary agents, before getting my first job at Hodder & Stoughton five years ago. While there I built my own list of authors, which included debut novelists Julie Sarkissian and Martine Bailey and bestselling crime writers such as Mons Kallentoft.

I now work as an agent at Tibor Jones & Associates, based in Brixton. I work closely with the MD on the management of Wilbur Smith’s co-authored projects while also building my own list of authors. I’m particularly keen to work with debut writers, and will consider anything that isn’t children’s, fantasy, or science-fiction.

Specialism

  • Commercial fiction
  • Literary fiction
  • Narrative non-fiction.

Offer

I’m prepared to offer three sessions of one to two hours each. The mentee can choose whether these sessions take place in person, over the phone, via email etc…

Method

  • In person
  • By email
  • By telephone.

Location

London