Rory studied English Literature at Birmingham City University before going on to gain his Masters degree in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Warwick. He joined Andrew Nurnberg Associates in 2017 and until recently assisted the foreign rights agents for Germany, the Netherlands and Nordic territories. In 2021, Rory joined the UK department. Alongside assisting the team, he is now actively building his own list, which began with the sale of the debut book by Nadeem Perera and Ollie Olanipekun of Flock Together in a pre-empt to Gaia Books (Octopus).
He is interested in a wide range of non-fiction from popular science, history, literary and cultural criticism, current affairs and nature writing. He is primarily looking for compelling, original stories from emerging experts with surprising and new takes on a subject. In fiction he is drawn to voice-driven and story-led literary writing powered by strong ideas, setting and a command of form.