Megan graduated from Goldsmiths with a BA in English and American Literature in 2013 and worked as an intern at Watson, Little and Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency before returning to the agency as the assistant in July 2014. She is now an Associate Agent and is building her own list.
Megan is looking for writers in a variety of areas and from a variety of backgrounds. In Fiction, Megan is keen to see commercial fiction & reading group fiction with original voices and an interesting hook. At the moment, she’d love to find a regional family drama, a uniquely told love story or a brilliant ghost/witch story in the vein of Laura Purcell.
In Children’s and YA, Megan would love to see contemporary YA tackling realistic issues and big, epic love stories as well as funny, female focused MG – think Louise Rennison – and an Abi Elphinstone style adventure for that age group too. She’s also keen on finding new picture book authors writing funny, commercial texts tackling the big issues and is growing a list of talented illustrators for all ages.
Non-Fiction is another area of interest and Megan is keen to see interesting memoir and good narrative non-fiction on film, music, popular culture and issues from a female perspective. She is also keen on hearing from Black, Asian and LGBTQ+ writers (this applies to all genres).
Books I’ve loved reading recently include The Immoratalists by Chloe Benjamin, I Am I Am I Am by Maggie O’Farrell, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, Jane Smiley’s Last Hundred Years Trilogy, Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, A Good Girls Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson, and The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Rauf.