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Stewart Talent is expanding its literary footprint with the hires of A3 veterans Ron Gwiazda and Amy Wagner, who will launch the agency’s New York literary division.
“We at Stewart Talent are thrilled to welcome Ron Gwiazda and Amy Wagner to our organization,” the Agency said in a statement. “Their extensive knowledge of the industry, coupled with their passion for cultivating literary talent, makes them the perfect duo to spearhead the launch of our New York literary division. We are confident that under their leadership, Stewart Talent will continue to thrive and solidify its position as a leading force in the entertainment industry.”
Gwiazda brings over 36 years of experience in literary representation, having played a pivotal role in shaping the careers of numerous artists. Wagner boasts an impressive background in talent management and development, having garnered widespread recognition for her ability to connect talented artists with meaningful opportunities, according to the Agency.
Isabel Lineberry has been promoted to junior agent and rights assistant after a year at Pérez Literary & Entertainment (PLE).
Lineberry joined the company at its launch in February 2023 and has worked directly under managing director, Kristina Pérez ever since. As a junior agent, she will be focusing on broadening the agency’s New Adult, YA and Children’s client lists. She will also oversee the day-to-day co-ordination of audio and translation rights for the agency. She holds a master’s degree in fantasy literature from the University of Glasgow.
The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency has promoted Rachel Yeoh and Maddy Belton to literary agents.
Yeoh joined MMA in 2019 as an intern, before becoming Madeleine Milburn’s assistant, and then – in 2021 – an associate agent. She is building a list of literary, upmarket and book club fiction.
Madeleine Milburn said: “Rachel is phenomenal member of the MMA team. She gives her all to everything that she does – and she does so much! As well as helping with my list, she has excelled in her approach to building her own by bringing exciting new talent into the agency and striking deals with major publishers, dynamic in her leadership of our mentorship programme, and infinitely generous in collaborating with colleagues. I’m so excited to see her continue all of these qualities now that she is a literary agent.”
Yeoh said: “I have learned so much from working closely with Madeleine over the past four and a half years, and feel incredibly privileged. I’m so excited to see what the future holds, and cannot wait to continue championing my remarkable authors and finding promising new talent."
Marilia Savvides has left 42 Management & Production to set up The Plot Agency — a boutique literary agency with a "global vision".
All of her clients will join her at The Plot Agency, including Jessica Moor, Eleanor Morton, Lauren Brown and Natasha Bell. Also joining her for book representation are Henry Lewis, Hanna Jameson, Jack Anderson and Paul Bradley Carr, who will still be represented by 42 for screenwriting and film/TV rights.
Savvides began her career in publishing at Peters Fraser + Dunlop (PFD), where she was first an international rights agent representing and selling translation rights across the agency’s client list. She later worked as a literary agent at PFD, building her own list of authors.
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