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Linda Shaughnessy was Director of Foreign Rights at A P Watt for thirty four years prior to the merger with United Agents. In 2015, she retired from this role and was replaced by fellow UA agent, Margaret Halton.  Linda has stayed on at United Agents but now only works on a part-time basis for pre-existing clients and estates.  

Over her career, she has represented a stellar list of writers including, Rudyard Kipling, Nadine Gordimer, Robert Graves and Richmal Crompton.  She previously worked at Hodder & Stoughton and Barrie & Jenkins, where she first became involved in Foreign Rights.  At United Agents she was responsible for foreign rights sales in Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, French, Georgian, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian and languages from the Indian sub-continent

We do not advise subscribers to approach Linda as she is no longer actively building a list.  This entry is intended only to complete the picture of the full team at UA.  

If you are interested in being represented by United Agents please view our profiles of their other agents.  



Detailed data

Agency:
United Agents
Agent since:
1981
Short biography:

Linda Shaughnessy was Director of Foreign Rights at A P Watt for thirty four years prior to the merger with United Agents. In 2015, she retired from this role and was replaced by fellow UA agent, Margaret Halton.  Linda has stayed on at United Agents but now only works on a part-time basis for pre-existing clients and estates.  This agent is no longer building her list.

Client list status:
List largely complete
Genres this agent is interested in:
Authors & books liked:

Literature in translation.

Other loves & passions:
No Data
How to make a submission:
See above. Do not contact Linda.
Other advice and background:
No Data
Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
Does not Tweet
Interesting links:
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/united-agents-acquire-p-watt
Clients:
Maurice Baring, Denyse Beaulieu, E F Benson, Algernon Blackwood, Katharine Briggs, John Buchan, J L Carr, G K Chesterton, John Stewart Collis, Frederick Copleston, Richmal Crompton, R Austin Freeman, David Garnett, William Gaunt, Nadine Gordimer, Robert Graves, Cyril Hare, Sir Alan (A P) Herbert, P M Hubbard, Rudyard Kipling, Margaret Laurence, A E W Mason, W Somerset Maugham, Arthur Morrison, Baroness Orczy, Sir Roland Penrose, H F M Prescott, Anthony Price, Patrick Ryan, Rafael Sabatini, Sapper, Nevil Shute, H G Wells, Dornford Yates, W B Yeats
Full client list:
http://unitedagents.co.uk/user/163?view=list
Email address:
lshaughnessy@unitedagents.co.uk

Agency details

Website:
http://unitedagents.co.uk/
About the agency:
United Agents was established in 2007, following the departure of all 75 members of staff from PDF (Peters Dunlop Fraser), in protest against PDF's parent company. UA is owned by its employees. UA represents actors, authors, cinematographers, composers, designers, directors, editors, playwrights, presenters, and voiceover artists. United Agents is currently in the final stage of negotiations to take over A.P. Watt, the world's longest-established literary agency. UA claim to offer its clients "unrivalled service and creative opportunities with a unique understanding of traditional and emerging media platforms".
Address for submissions:
12-26 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LE
Office address:
No data
Email address:
info@unitedagents.co.uk
Phone number:
020 3214 0800
Number of agents:
18
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
As an agency, we value and welcome approaches from prospective authors. Instead of writing generally to the Book Department, however, we request that you take a look at our literary agents' pages on our website, and make a specific and informed approach to one agent only. Each agent may have specific requests in terms of how they wish to receive material, and those instructions will be on their individual pages. Generally, we ask you to email a full outline for non-fiction projects, or a synopsis of your novel and the first three chapters, together with covering note telling us about yourself and your writing career to date.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
34/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
None
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@unitedagents
Latest news:
http://unitedagents.co.uk/news_archive
More about the agency:
United Agents was established in 2007, following the departure of all 75 members of staff from PDF (Peters Dunlop Fraser), in protest against PDF's parent company. UA is owned by its employees. UA represents actors, authors, cinematographers, composers, designers, directors, editors, playwrights, presenters, and voiceover artists. United Agents is currently in the final stage of negotiations to take over A.P. Watt, the world's longest-established literary agency. UA claim to offer its clients "unrivalled service and creative opportunities with a unique understanding of traditional and emerging media platforms".

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