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Laetitia Rutherford read English at Balliol College, Oxford. After a stint in New York working in a bar, she went to work at Prospect Magazine, setting up their ad sales department. Responding to an ad in the Guardian, she joined HarperCollins as Advertising & Promotions Executive, working on campaigns for commercial and literary fiction and narrative non-fiction. After 3 years, she took a year out to take an MA at Goldsmiths in 20th Century Literature and its Contexts, gained with Distinction. She then joined Toby Eady Associates on a sabbatical cover, and stayed for 5 years, becoming a Director of the agency, ‘discovering' Chris Cleave and Evie Wyld, and working closely with Rana Dasgupta, Xialou Guo, Richard Lloyd Parry, Rachel Seiffert, Xinran. Seeking more mass-market experience, she going Mulcahy & Conway in 2009, and then Watson, Little Ltd in 2013. At Watson, Little Ltd, a lively independent agency of nearly 50 years’ standing, Laetitia has found a match for her broad interests. Above all, Laetitia loves a good story with an emotional punch, expertly done; she also loves life-improving books - this could be in memoir or smart-thinking or wellness. She represents writers who are outstanding in their field, whether this is a literary novelist in the running for international prizes, a mass-market bestseller in suspense, somebody with a unique story matched with the power to express it, or a specialist practitioner with an irresistible written voice.



Detailed data

Agency:
Watson Little
Agent since:
2007
Short biography:
No Data
Client list status:
Keen to build client list
Genres this agent is interested in:
Authors & books liked:

The Hours Before Dawn, The Collector, The Talented Mr Ripley, I Capture the Castle. Best recent suspense other than my own Alex Marwood, Jenny Blackhurst and JM Hewitt, Lie With Me, The Roanoke Girls, The Couple Next Door. Loved Eleanor & Oliphant is Completely Fine, The Yohnalossee Riding Camp for Girls and Burial Rites.

Other loves & passions:

Travel, family time, dance, cycling, yoga. 

How to make a submission:
Please read my profile, have a look at my client list and the guidelines at www.watsonlittle.com.
Other advice and background:
No Data
Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@LaetitiaLit
Interesting links:
www.nibfest.co.uk
Clients:
Please see list at http://www.watsonlittle.com/agent/laetitia-rutherford/
Full client list:
http://www.watsonlittle.com/agent/laetitia-rutherford/
Email address:
lr@watsonlittle.com

Agents of: Watson Little

Agency details

Website:
http://www.watsonlittle.com/
About the agency:
Watson, Little Ltd is a long established literary agency which handles an unusually wide range of adult, children's and young adult fiction and non-fiction. We represent authors ranging from the Hans Christian Andersen 2006 award winner Margaret Mahy to Adam Hart-Davis, alongside a host of writers, each at the top of his or her particular field of expertise. We also look after a small number of illustrators including Stephen Biesty. Watson, Little's agents combine many years of experience with modern attitudes and a keen awareness of the changing face of publishing. All forms of media are handled by in-house staff or associates with a view to developing each client's long-term career as author or illustrator.
Address for submissions:
Watson, Little Ltd Suite 315 ScreenWorks 22 Highbury Grove London N5 2ER
Office address:
No data
Email address:
office@watsonlittle.com
Phone number:
020 7388 7529
Number of agents:
5
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
Preliminary letter, synopsis and sample chapters. Please include return postage if you'd like to have your material returned; otherwise we will respond by email.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
36/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
None
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@watsonlittle
Latest news:
None
More about the agency:
Watson, Little Ltd is a long established literary agency which handles an unusually wide range of adult, children's and young adult fiction and non-fiction. We represent authors ranging from the Hans Christian Andersen 2006 award winner Margaret Mahy to Adam Hart-Davis, alongside a host of writers, each at the top of his or her particular field of expertise. We also look after a small number of illustrators including Stephen Biesty. Watson, Little's agents combine many years of experience with modern attitudes and a keen awareness of the changing face of publishing. All forms of media are handled by in-house staff or associates with a view to developing each client's long-term career as author or illustrator.

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