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 several estates.
Charlotte is actively building a list of fiction and narrative non-fiction. Her authors include 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 and editor-in-chief of Doll Hospital, an art and literature print journal series on mental health; intensive care consultant Dr Matt Morgan, whose first book will be published in spring 2019; journalist and food writer Vicky Hayward, winner of the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2017; and Emily & Giselle Roux, whose first cookbook was published in September 2017.
In fiction, she is looking for beautiful writing that crosses boundaries, whether geographic or linguistic or in bringing a twist to a genre. She has a penchant for the dark, suspenseful and haunting, and occasionally a hint of the speculative or uncanny. Recently, she has particularly enjoyed: stories about outsiders who upset the delicate balance of an individual life, family or community; works exploring the tensions between science, faith and superstition; and novels or stories featuring enigmatic anti-heroines.
Her non-fiction interests include cookery and food writing, memoir, biography, social and cultural history, narrative science and popular culture. She especially loves hybrid books that manage to be several of these things at once.
In 2016, Charlotte took part in Penguin Random House’s first WriteNow event, addressing writers from underrepresented communities, and she is eager to see submissions from new and original voices.
Favourite reads (Three books that took her on a journey)
- A Separation by Katie Kitamura
- Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
- The Outrun by Amy Liptrot