Our agents have decades of experience between them gained across the publishing industry and exciting, varied client lists.
Based in London, we’re a start-up with history: founded in 2014, the agency rebranded as Greyhound Literary in 2022, with new agents joining soon after. At the same time we brought our translation rights in house and we think about international publishing markets in everything we do.
Charlie Campbell co-founded Kingsford Campbell in 2014, which later became CCLA. Our chairman Patrick Janson-Smith has been with us since the agency was founded, and agents Julia Silk, Charlotte Atyeo and Natalie Galustian bring a wealth of experience from the worlds of agenting, publishing and rare-book dealing. In January 2022 Sam Edenborough joined as co-owner and director, having sold translation rights for Charlie and his colleagues for 8 years in his previous role at ILA. Together they re-branded the company as Greyhound Literary. Three more agents were recruited soon after: in 2022, literary PR supremo Dotti Irving came on board, followed in 2023 by former senior scout Maria Brannan who took on a dual role as agent and translation rights manager, and Philip Gwyn Jones, who brings 33 years’ experience as an editor and publisher. At the end of 2023 Salma Begum joined us, having worked in both editorial and agenting roles.
Our eclectic talents and interests, commercial insight and publishing experience, curiosity and ambition, and our strong emphasis on kindness enable us to nurture the lives of our authors’ books with imagination, empathy and authority.
We take incredible pride in our clients’ work and focus on building their careers as well as selling their rights. Our agents get as excited about an author’s tenth book as they do about their first, and we take great care to build collaborative, valuable relationships between author and agent. We pass on our wealth of knowledge and expertise to our writers, ensuring that they receive the best representation possible.
Find out more about Greyhound Literary by meeting our agents through their profiles below, and by exploring our client list.
Philip Gwyn Jones
We are actively looking for new clients and welcome submissions in the following areas: fiction, both commercial and literary; non-fiction, in particular biography, cookery, history, humour, memoir, music, politics, sport and wellbeing and lifestyle; and children’s fiction and non-fiction.