Laetitia Rutherford

Literary Agent

Laetitia represents a wide variety of authors, reflecting her many interests and broad publishing background.

Non-Fiction: I am actively seeking Non-Fiction that tackles how to live, and any aspect of wellness. These interests include nature writing; climate and environment; mental health stories (personal, expert, or both); holistic health; parenting; relationships; gender; identity and cultural debate.

I am also open to submissions of personal Memoir – this could be on any subject, but I respond well to voice-driven writing that captures an area of special interest for the popular imagination (whether archery, boating, gardening, could be anything!). I also love a compelling sense of place, and to be taken on a profound emotional journey, while tones of charm and humour also work well for me.

I am currently closed to new Fiction enquiries (both Adult and Children’s).

Laetitia grew up in London and holds a BA in English from Oxford and MA in 20th Literature from Goldsmiths. Her career in books started as a Marketing Executive for Fiction at HarperCollins. After 3 years, and then gaining her Masters degree, she joined the pioneering small independent agency Toby Eady Associates in 2003, becoming a literary agent and later director of the agency. She joined Watson, Little in 2013, attracted by its long-standing reputation, its ability to work with authors in many genres, and its close associations with film, TV, stage and radio agents, to grow each writer’s potential across as many platforms as possible.