Greyhound Literary

Translation Rights

Selling translation rights for our clients successfully

We are passionate about placing our authors’ work with top publishers around the world, making it a priority at the heart of the agency’s service. We have a vast network of relationships with editors in publishing houses across the globe. We attend major rights fairs and international literary festivals, and we embark on dedicated sales trips overseas to develop the greatest possible international reach for our clients.

Our precise and nuanced approach ensures we offer our authors' works to the right editors in the right publishing houses, selling directly in numerous languages, and working closely with co-agents in other markets. Once we have negotiated the best possible terms for our authors, we nurture and develop relationships with their editors and support both author and publisher throughout the publication process.

Our rights department is led by Sam Edenborough who brings expertise gained over twenty years of international deal-making to his role as rights director. Maria Brannan, an experienced former literary scout, is our translation rights manager. Together they work with their colleagues to maximise the potential for successful rights sales from the earliest stages of a book's development, harnessing their knowledge of international markets.

Representing rights for partner agencies and publishers

In addition to the agency’s authors, Greyhound Literary is proud to represent translation rights for the following clients:

  • The Cheney Agency (New York): in the Scandinavian languages;
  • Regal Hoffmann & Associates (New York): in Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian and the Scandinavian languages;
  • Duckworth Books (London): in all languages except English throughout the world;
  • Storm Publishing (London): in all languages except English throughout the world;
  • Nicci French (Sean French & Nicci Gerrard) on behalf of Sarah Ballard at C+W: in all languages except English throughout the world.

Our co-agents

We sell rights directly in the majority of languages, and work closely with a network of specialist co-agencies in others, as follows:

Rights enquiries

For any translation rights enquiries, please contact us as follows:

Maria: Estonian, Greek, Hebrew, Latvian, Lithuanian, Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Serbian, Spanish

Sam: Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), all Scandinavian languages.

For enquiries relating to languages not listed above, please contact the relevant co-agent, or Sam. 

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

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.