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 is looking for bold voices and unforgettable stories across most genres. She has a soft spot for literary fiction that deals with memory and fictionalised histories, flawed human beings, tragic love stories and complicated relationships. She'd love to find a dark crime novel with a stand out main character and is always interested in great food writing, fascinating life stories and original and quirky non-fiction ideas. Sarah doesn't represent books for readers under 14 and is only interested in reality based YA. She doesn't represent any kind of fantasy or science fiction.
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, as well as indepedent television work.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org