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Laurence Laluyaux became an agent in 1998 and has been Director of Foreign Rights at RCW since 2001. She is a Parisian and has a degree in French literature and an MA in Comparative literature. Prior to becoming an agent she worked in academia and translation in the US and the UK.

She is primarily interested in literature in translation and has built an extremely diverse list of international writers with a particular focus on Central and South American authors. She works with foreign publishers on the sale of translation rights in Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish territories.

Laurence is a fan of serious literary fiction and believes that 'a writer can say as much through structure as through plot'. Clients include Hungarian heavyweight novelist and screenwriter Lszl Krasznahorkai (winner of the Best Translated Book Award in the US for 'Seiobo There Below') and Mexican novelist and essayist, Valeria Luiselli. Other notable clients on her list are Chico Buarque ('Spilt Milk), Bernardo Carvalho ('Nine Nights'), Milton Hatoum ('The Brothers' - winner of the Jabuti award), and Michel Laub (winner of the Erico Verissimo/Revelation prize).

Laurence is not active on social media but our researchers have tracked down an interesting interview with Publishing Perspectives where she talks about her passion for literature in translation. It's worth reading if you are writing in this field and thinking of submitting to RCW.

We have contacted Laurence to ask for further details about her current submission interests. In the meantime, if any readers of Agent Hunter have worked with Laurence and are able to supply useful nuggets of information, do drop us a line.



Detailed data

Agency:
Rogers Coleridge and White
Agent since:
1998
Short biography:

Laurence Laluyaux was born in Paris. She studied French literature and taught French in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to England where she took an MA in Comparative Literature at University College London. She worked as a translator and joined Rogers Coleridge and White ten years ago, becoming a director in 2001. Her own clients include Ben Faccini, Chico Buarque, Bernardo Carvalho, Milton Hatoum, Valeria Luiselli and Valter Hugo Mae, amongst others. Laurence works direct with foreign publishers on the sale of translation rights in Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish territories.

Client list status:
Open to new clients
Genres this agent is interested in:
Young adult fiction, Children's picture books, Children's fiction, Children's & YA non-fiction, Travel, Science, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Religion, Mind, Body, Spirit, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, History, Women's fiction, Science fiction, Paranormal romance, Horror, Historical fiction, Genre romance, Fantasy, Erotica, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:

Literature in translation.

Other loves & passions:

We believe we have the correct Twitter account for this agent, but there is no activity on the account in any case.

How to make a submission:
Agency standard. By post to: Rogers, Coleridge & White Ltd., 20 Powis Mews, London W11 1JN. No adult submissions by email unless by prior arrangement with individual agents. YA and Children's fiction should be submitted via email to clairewilson@rcwlitagency.com
Other advice and background:
No Data
Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@LLaluyaux
Interesting links:
http://www.proexport.com.co/en/news/hay-festival-2012-will-have-some-room-publishing-business; http://publishingperspectives.com/2015/04/an-exciting-crossroad-laurence-laluyaux-on-agenting-translated-fiction/
Clients:
Chico Buarque, Michel Laub, Valeria Luiselli, Bernardo Carvalho, Walter Hugo Mae, Ben Faccini, Patricia Melo, Rubens Figueiredo, Lourenco Mutarelli, Daniel Galera, Clara Royer, Jens Christian Grondahl, Luiz Schwarcz, Geir Gulliksen, Jo Soares, Milton Hatoum.
Full client list:
http://www.rcwlitagency.com/literary-agents/authors-for-laurence-laluyaux/
Email address:
l.laluyaux@rcwlitagency.com

Agents of: Rogers Coleridge and White

Agency details

Website:
http://www.rcwlitagency.com/
About the agency:
Deborah Rogers set up Deborah Rogers Ltd. in 1967, and shortly afterwards was joined by Pat White. Rogers, Coleridge and White was founded twenty years later, when Gill Coleridge left Anthony Sheil Associates to join them in 1987. In 2002 the agency was joined by Peter Straus, previously editor-in-chief at Macmillan and Publisher of Picador. The colophon on the company's letterhead, chosen by Deborah Rogers, is the Coptic Tree.
Address for submissions:
20 Powis Mews, London, W11 1JN
Office address:
No data
Email address:
info@rcwlitagency.com
Phone number:
020 7221 3717
Number of agents:
12
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
Submissions should include a covering letter telling us about yourself and the background to the book. In the case of fiction they should consist of the first three chapters or approximately the first fifty pages of the work to a natural break, and a brief synopsis. Non-fiction submissions should take the form of a proposal up to twenty pages in length explaining what the work is about and why you are best placed to write it. Material should be printed out in 12 point font, in double-spacing and on one side only of A4 paper. We cannot acknowledge receipt of material and nor can we accept responsibility for anything you send us, so please retain a copy of material submitted. Material will be returned only if sent with an adequately stamped and sized self-addressed envelope; if return postage is not provided the material will be recycled. YA and Children's fiction should be submitted via email to clairewilson@rcwlitagency.com. We regret that this department cannot undertake to read submissions from the US due to the large volume received. We do not accept any other email submissions unless by prior arrangement with individual agents. We will try to respond within six to eight weeks of receipt of your material, but please appreciate that this isn't always possible as we must give priority to the authors we already represent. Please note that we do not represent scripts for theatre, film or television
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
32/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
No data
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@RCWLitAgency
Latest news:
http://www.rcwlitagency.com/news.aspx
More about the agency:
Deborah Rogers set up Deborah Rogers Ltd. in 1967, and shortly afterwards was joined by Pat White. Rogers, Coleridge and White was founded twenty years later, when Gill Coleridge left Anthony Sheil Associates to join them in 1987. In 2002 the agency was joined by Peter Straus, previously editor-in-chief at Macmillan and Publisher of Picador. The colophon on the company's letterhead, chosen by Deborah Rogers, is the Coptic Tree.

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