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Having only begun her agenting career in 2015, Niki Chang is a relatively new agent. Her client list is currently very small and she is actively looking to build it, making her a great agent to approach. Given how few authors she has at the moment, it is difficult to know exactly what Niki is looking for, however, the fiction authors on her list tend to be of the literary fiction persuasion and have multiple literary awards and nominations between them. On the non-fiction side, she loves interesting, quirky stories and the people who tell them, as well as being obsessed with food.



Detailed data

Agency:
Aitken Alexander Associates
Agent since:
2015
Short biography:

Niki Chang joined Aitken Alexander Associates in 2015 and works closely with Clare Alexander and her authors, having previously worked in the film & TV department. Niki is building a client list of her own and is looking for fiction and non-fiction. She is interested in brilliant storytelling, great writing and diverse voices and places.

Client list status:
Keen to build client list
Genres this agent is interested in:
Other non-fiction, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, Historical fiction, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:

The Lucky Ones by Julianne Pachico, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, Junot Daz

Other loves & passions:
No Data
How to make a submission:
No Data
Other advice and background:

Do not send her YA, fantasy, romance, or horror.

Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@nikicchang
Interesting links:
No Data
Clients:
Divya Ghelani, Helen Goh, Will Harris, Eleanor Matthews, Hashi Mohamed, Kate Moross, Naomi Shimada, Elaine Williams
Full client list:
http://www.aitkenalexander.co.uk/agents/niki-chang/
Email address:
reception@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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