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Profile Summary

Given how new Lisa is as an agent and the size of her current client list, it is difficult to pin down her taste accurately. Having defined her interests as 'literary' and her previous work at Faber & Faber, it is likely that Lisa's taste is quite high-brow. If you are interested in submitting to Lisa, it might be worth looking into novels published during her time at Faber & Faber for inspiration. While there, she worked on the rights campaigns for titles such as Anatomy of a Soldier by Harry Parker, Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter, Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty and the QI series.

In 2016, Lisa was nominated as rights professional of the year at the British Book Industry Awards.



Detailed data

Agency:
Aitken Alexander Associates
Agent since:
2017
Short biography:

Lisa Baker joined Aitken Alexander Associates in 2016 and was made a Director in 2017. Previously she was Rights Director at Faber & Faber for nine years. Lisa runs the foreign rights department and is building a list of literary fiction and non-fiction. She is looking for original voices and captivating storytelling from interesting places.

Client list status:
Keen to build client list
Genres this agent is interested in:
Science, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Memoir and autobiography, History, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:
No Data
Other loves & passions:
No Data
How to make a submission:
Agency standard.
Other advice and background:

While working at Faber & Faber, Lisa worked closely with the estates of T.S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, and Sylvia Plath.

Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@LisaIndiaBaker
Interesting links:
https://www.thebookseller.com/news/lisa-baker-join-aitken-alexander-associates-326103
Clients:
Max Porter, Philip Hoare, Sara Wheeler, Helen Gordon
Full client list:
http://www.aitkenalexander.co.uk/agents/lisa-baker/
Email address:
lisa@aitkenalexander.co.uk

Agents of: Aitken Alexander Associates

Agency details

Website:
http://www.aitkenalexander.co.uk/
About the agency:
Gillon Aitken first founded Gillon Aitken Limited in 1976. From its inception, the agency has placed great emphasis on overseas rights. In 1998, former Viking and Macmillan Publisher Clare Alexander joined the agency and in 2005 the name of the agency was changed to Aitken Alexander Associates. In 2008, Andrew Kidd, previously Publisher of Picador and Macmillan, joined as a director. In 2011, Lesley Thorne joined the board of the company alongside Gillon, Clare, Sally and Andrew. Gillon, Clare and Andrew represent a wide range of prize-winning and bestselling fiction and non-fiction authors. The focus of the agency remains on writers and writing. Gillon Aitken first founded Gillon Aitken Limited in 1976. From its inception, the agency has placed great emphasis on overseas rights, and Sally Riley joined the agency in 1989 to head up the Translation Rights department. In 1998, former Viking and Macmillan Publisher Clare Alexander joined the agency and in 2005 the name of the agency was changed to Aitken Alexander Associates. Aitken Alexander also enjoys strong associative relationships with the agencies of Anthony Sheil, Mary Pachnos and Lucy Luck, each of whom boasts strong and distinctive lists. In 2009 the agency opened an office in New York, under Anna Stein, and, in 2011, in New Delhi, under Shruti Debi. Both moves reflected Aitken Alexander's strong commitment to the best of international writing.
Address for submissions:
18-21 Cavaye Place, London, SW10 9PT
Office address:
No data
Email address:
reception@aitkenalexander.co.uk
Phone number:
020 7373 8672
Number of agents:
9
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
Send a cover letter, synopsis, the first 30 pages to submissions@aitkenalexander.co.uk. They do not represent illustrated children's books, poetry or screenplays.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
28/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
Y - New York and New Delhi
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@aitkenalexander
Latest news:
http://www.aitkenalexander.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=1&Itemid=128
More about the agency:
Gillon Aitken first founded Gillon Aitken Limited in 1976. From its inception, the agency has placed great emphasis on overseas rights. In 1998, former Viking and Macmillan Publisher Clare Alexander joined the agency and in 2005 the name of the agency was changed to Aitken Alexander Associates. In 2008, Andrew Kidd, previously Publisher of Picador and Macmillan, joined as a director. In 2011, Lesley Thorne joined the board of the company alongside Gillon, Clare, Sally and Andrew. Gillon, Clare and Andrew represent a wide range of prize-winning and bestselling fiction and non-fiction authors. The focus of the agency remains on writers and writing. Gillon Aitken first founded Gillon Aitken Limited in 1976. From its inception, the agency has placed great emphasis on overseas rights, and Sally Riley joined the agency in 1989 to head up the Translation Rights department. In 1998, former Viking and Macmillan Publisher Clare Alexander joined the agency and in 2005 the name of the agency was changed to Aitken Alexander Associates. Aitken Alexander also enjoys strong associative relationships with the agencies of Anthony Sheil, Mary Pachnos and Lucy Luck, each of whom boasts strong and distinctive lists. In 2009 the agency opened an office in New York, under Anna Stein, and, in 2011, in New Delhi, under Shruti Debi. Both moves reflected Aitken Alexander's strong commitment to the best of international writing.

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