After graduating from Oxford with a degree in French & Italian, Charlotte worked as a literary scout at Eccles Fisher Associates. In April 2015, she joined Andrew Nurnberg Associates, where she handles English-language rights for many of the agency’s international authors and is actively building a list of fiction and non-fiction written in English.
Her clients include the prize-winning New Zealand author Tina Makereti; acclaimed poet Dunya Mikhail; writer and translator Paul McQuade, who was the recipient of the Sceptre Prize for New Writing 2014 and was shortlisted for the White Review Short Story Prize in 2015; Bethany Rose Lamont, founder of Doll Hospital, an art and literature journal on mental health; intensive care consultant Dr Matt Morgan; journalist and food writer Vicky Hayward, winner of the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2017; and Emily & Giselle Roux, whose first cookbook was published in 2017.
Charlotte reads widely across upmarket commercial and literary fiction and is looking for stories that grip and move her, be they nail-biting and suspenseful, funny and uplifting or heart-breaking. She loves beautiful writing that crosses boundaries, whether geographic or linguistic or in bringing a twist to a genre. She has a penchant for the dark and haunting, and occasionally a hint of the speculative or uncanny. She is always on the hunt for a great love story.
In non-fiction, she is looking for accessible, engaging writing on a range of subjects including popular science, social and environmental issues, linguistics, social and cultural history, nature, food and cookery, and popular culture. She especially loves hybrid books, for example, when in a memoir, the personal is interwoven with a bigger story or subject.
Charlotte enjoys working editorially with her authors, bringing existing projects to fruition and coming up with new ideas. As well as championing literature in translation, she is eager to see more submissions from new and original voices in English from around the world.