Sarah Williams hails from Vancouver, Canada and began her publishing career first in publicity and then editorial in the world of Canadian publishing. She was hired by Ed Victor in 2010 where she began building her diverse list. She represents a wide range of authors in both fiction and non-fiction: literary and commercial fiction writers, children's and young adult fiction and non-fiction, as well as writers who work within the areas of food, lifestyle, personal development, humour, popular science, travel, nature and memoir.
Sarah was named a Rising Star by The Bookseller in 2016. She has a PhD in English literature, is a graduate of the publishing program at Columbia University and is on the faculty of the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University, Exeter College.
Sarah runs the film and television side of the Sophie Hicks Agency and works closely with film and television scouts, agents, production companies and studios to sell the dramatic rights to our clients' written work.
Sarah is looking for:
Fiction: a surprising and excellently plotted multi-generational family story (like the book version of ‘This is Us’), a novel that explores the immigrant experience and trauma of displacement, a crime novel with a twist that features a catastrophic incident or characters in a unique situation, a classic whodunit mystery with an incredible cast of characters, a sweeping love story with colliding geographies and life paths
Non-fiction: food writing from a female perspective, narrative non-fiction of most types – memoir, travel, nature, science, explorations of the intricacies of the human experience
Sarah is NOT looking for:
Historical fiction pre-1940, fantasy or science fiction, children’s books for readers under 14, women’s commercial fiction
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org