Sophie Hicks started her own agency in 2014 after 25 years at Ed Victor Ltd where she worked first in foreign rights before starting her list and becoming Managing Director in 1999.
Her clients include the Natural Navigator, Tristan Gooley; Ireland's Children's Laureate, Eoin Colfer (author of the international bestselling series Artemis Fowl); Emerald Fennell, who was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize; fantasy writer Benedict Jacka; celebrated Australian author Paddy O'Reilly and the award winning Anne Cassidy. See the Clients Page for more details of her list.
Sophie is a member of The Book Society and Women in Publishing. She is looking for new voices in adult, teen and children's fiction as well as accessible and original non-fiction ideas.
Sarah Williams hails from Vancouver, Canada and began her publishing career first in publicity and then editorial in the world of Canadian publishing. She joined Ed Victor Ltd in 2010 where she began building her diverse list. Some of her clients include the satirical Twitter phenomenon @Queen_UK, debut novelist Sarah Bannan, chef Maunika Gowardhan, and The Times science correspondent Tom Whipple.
She is a graduate of the publishing program at Columbia University in New York and prepared for a life of reading mountains of manuscripts by completing a PhD in postmodern literature.
Sarah is looking for bold voices and unforgettable stories across all genres from adult and YA fiction to original and quirky non-fiction ideas.
Morag O'Brien began her career in rights at Hodder & Stoughton. After five years there she moved into the world of literary agency. She ran the Foreign Rights department at Ed Victor Ltd for over seven years before becoming Foreign Rights Director at the Sophie Hicks Agency.