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An experienced agent, Caskie was working at PFD for seven years before leaving to set up Caskie Mushens with Juliet Mushens in January 2017. The two wanted to create a boutique agency that was extremely author-centric, using their talents to promote their authors across mediums. Robert has experience in TV and film agenting, marketing/PR, publishing, and significant exposure to the journalism industry. 

While he is interested in fiction, mainly literary and commercial cross-over, he appears to be mostly focusing on non-fiction works. With his partner, Juliet, having a strong background in fiction, Robert looks to be pursuing his passion for journalism and other forms of narrative non-fiction. He likes manuscripts that 'stimulate debate', comment on the world around us, and invoke an emotional response from readers. 

With the CaskieMushens Agency having only recently been set-up, there is limited information on exactly what Robert is interested in, but we expect more information to be forthcoming shortly.



Detailed data

Agency:
Caskie Mushens Ltd
Agent since:
2000
Short biography:
Until recently Robert Caskie was a senior Agent and COO at Peters Fraser and Dunlop. He joined the agency in 2008 after two years at MacFarlane Chard Associates and six years at Capel & Land Ltd where he developed and expanded his list of bestselling and award-winning writers of fiction, non-fiction and journalism. His clients have included Sarah Winman, Ruby Wax, Celia Imrie, Rev Richard Coles, Julie Burchill, Simon Schama, Monty Don and Mariella Frostrup. In 2015, Robert founded and launched a digital publishing company, ipso books, within the PFD group, publishing 40 books in the first year. Before becoming a literary agent Robert worked in film PR in New York and was a founding partner in the 1990s of euphorium restaurant and bakery in Islington. 
Client list status:
Open to new clients
Genres this agent is interested in:
Science, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:


Other loves & passions:


How to make a submission:
Please email Robert@caskiemushens.com with the cover letter, a synopsis and the first three chapters of your novel. For non-fiction, please send him the cover letter, introduction, chapter breakdown and sample chapter.
Other advice and background:

Robert is looking for popular psychology and philosophy (well being/lifestyle), politics, foreign affairs, and narrative non-fiction.

He is also keen to represent writers of literary/commercial crossover fiction, writers whose stories will immerse the reader in another world and way of being.

Of particular interest are passionate writers who want to stimulate debate and make their readers think and react and feel an emotional response to the words.


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@rcaskie1
Interesting links:
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/agent-robert-caskie-leaves-pfd-320327
Clients:
Agency does not list out clients by agent.
Full client list:
http://www.caskiemushens.com/authors/
Email address:
Robert@caskiemushens.com

Agents of: Caskie Mushens Ltd

Agency details

Website:
http://www.caskiemushens.com/
About the agency:
No data
Address for submissions:
No data
Office address:
No data
Email address:
nathalie@caskiemushens.com
Phone number:
No data
Number of agents:
2
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
No data
More info on this agency:
Caskie Mushens is a literary agency founded by Robert Caskie and Juliet Mushens. Their diverse list of clients spans New York Times bestsellers, Sunday Times bestsellers, columnists, actors and brands. They are actively seeking new writers.
Average response time:
No data days
Agency Transparency Index:
34/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
No data
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
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Latest news:
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More about the agency:
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