Helena Maybery

Assistant to James Wills

Helena does not accept submissions.

Helena joined Watson, Little in March 2022 as assistant to James Wills. She loves to read widely, and is open to most genres, however tends to gravitate towards upmarket literary fiction that is female focused. Anything that is clever, full of intrigue and quality writing (with a sprinkling of romance), she’ll be into. Some of her recent favourite authors include Torrey Peters, Bella Mackie, Claire Chambers, Bolu Babalola, and Emma Jane Unsworth. She is keen to read as broadly as possible, to best assist James with his list.

In terms of non-fiction, Helena loves to read memoirs, almost as much as she enjoys reading about food. She loves writers who draw on food as a pathway into memories, with Laurie Colwin being her favourite food writer of all time.

Helena graduated from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts with an Acting degree in 2018. After acting professionally for a few years, she began working in the world of books at a book subscription company in 2021, before joining the Watson, Little team.