Laetitia Rutherford

Literary Agent

Laetitia is a keen traveller and a devoted Londoner, where she grew up. She holds literature degrees from Oxford and from Goldsmiths, and is passionate and thoroughly committed to working with talented and diverse writers across many platforms.
 
Laetitia’s career in books started as a Marketing Executive for Fiction at HarperCollins, where she gained a strong foundation in how publishing works. She joined Toby Eady Associates in 2003, becoming a literary agent and director of the agency. She moved to Mulcahy Conway Associates in 2009, expanding her list of literary authors to include genre fiction and children’s writers, and to represent a broad range of non-fiction, particularly in Memoir and including ghosted works. She joined Watson, Little in 2013.

In Fiction, Laetitia is particularly looking for outstanding literary novels; reading group page-turners; and crime and thrillers – and recognises that certain novels could be described in all these ways! She is also looking for YA and Children’s Fiction, and Narrative Non-Fiction with a quirky, universal, or international quality. She enjoys hands-on work with debut writers as much as a mid-career opportunity.