Greyhound Literary

About

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.

Read more about: how we handle translation rights and: how we sell film and TV rights.

Find out more about Greyhound Literary by meeting our agents through their profiles below, and by exploring our client list.

Our agents

Charlotte Atyeo - Agent at Greyhound Literary

Charlotte Atyeo

Agent
Charlotte Atyeo
Salma Begum - Agent at Greyhound Literary

Salma Begum

Agent
Salma Begum
Maria Brannan - Translation Rights Manager, Agent at Greyhound Literary

Maria Brannan

Translation Rights Manager, Agent
Maria Brannan
Charlie Campbell - Founder & director at Greyhound Literary

Charlie Campbell

Founder & director
Charlie Campbell
Sam Edenborough - Rights director, Agent at Greyhound Literary

Sam Edenborough

Rights director, Agent
Sam Edenborough
Natalie Galustian - Agent at Greyhound Literary

Natalie Galustian

Agent
Natalie Galustian
Dotti Irving - Agent at Greyhound Literary

Dotti Irving

Agent
Dotti Irving
Philip Gwyn Jones - Agent at Greyhound Literary

Philip Gwyn Jones

Agent
Philip Gwyn Jones
Julia Silk - Agent at Greyhound Literary

Julia Silk

Agent
Julia Silk

Wider teams

Gurpreet Sahota - Executive Assistant at Greyhound Literary

Gurpreet Sahota

Executive Assistant
Gurpreet Sahota
Patrick Janson-Smith - Chairman at Greyhound Literary

Patrick Janson-Smith

Chairman
Patrick Janson-Smith

Submissions

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.