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 authors have been New York Times and Sunday Times bestsellers on both the children's and adult lists, have been shortlisted for or won many prizes including the Costa Book Award, Carnegie Medal, Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, Waterstone's Children's Book of the Year, British Book Award and Irish Book Award, have been selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, and have sold tens of millions of copies worldwide.
Sophie is a member of The Book Society and Women in Publishing. She is looking for new voices in all genres 9+ with the exception of women's fiction. She is interested in writing that feels fresh, surprising, and above all, must sing off the page. Another great addition to her list would be a domestic thriller or clever drama with a twist you really don't see coming, writing that completely engages and great characters you really care about.
Sophie would love to find a new YA writer who is telling a great story in a different, original way and is always on the lookout for clever, accessible non-fiction that looks at everyday life in a new light.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org