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About

Charlie Campbell Literary Agents is a London-based literary agency, with years of experience gained across the book industry and an exciting, varied client list.

Our agents have worked for publishers, agencies of all sizes, and in bookselling. We also have extensive contacts in journalism, film, television and radio. All of which means we’re able to work alongside our authors at every step of the publishing process.

We take incredible pride in our clients’ work, and focus on building careers as well as selling books. Our agents get as excited about an author’s tenth book as they do about their first, and we take great care to build collaborative, valuable relationships between author and agent.

Today, our clients include bestselling and prize-winning authors of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction, in particular memoir, biography, music, sport, politics, social science, history and illustrated books. And we have an award-winning list of children’s authors and illustrators, which includes recent winners of the Carnegie Medal and the YA Book Prize. We work very closely with co-agents to sell our clients’ work abroad and for film and television.

Find out more about CCLA by meeting our agents, and exploring our list.  

Our agents

Charlie Campbell

Charlie Campbell represents literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction and a select number of children’s authors. Before becoming an agent, he spent three years at Literary Review, where he became Deputy Editor. He joined Ed Victor Ltd in 2005, starting his own list and handling film, TV and serial rights for the agency. After ten…  Read more

Julia Silk

Julia has worked in publishing for over 20 years as an editor, bookseller and, since 2016, as an agent representing a wide range of fiction and non-fiction. She has an MA in Comparative Literature from UEA, and loves to read voice- and character-driven fiction across the spectrum from commercial to literary, particularly when it opens…  Read more

Charlotte Atyeo

Charlotte Atyeo

Charlotte represents non-fiction authors across a range of genres. Before agenting, she spent ten years at Bloomsbury, where she was Publisher of prize-winning narrative sport titles, general non-fiction titles, reference books, The Nightwatchman quarterly, and Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. In the ten years prior to this, she was an Editor at Kogan Page, Sweet & Maxwell, and…  Read more

Natalie Galustian

Natalie Galustian represents narrative and commercial non-fiction as well as literary fiction. She spent fifteen years as an antiquarian book dealer before becoming an agent, firstly with Simon Finch Rare Books, and later running her own rare book shop and gallery in Cecil Court, where she also regularly hosted launches for new and established authors…  Read more

Wider teams

Patrick Jason-Smith

Patrick Janson-Smith

Chairman

Patrick Janson-Smith is chairman of CCLA. He was described by Publishers Weekly as ‘one of the most popular figures in modern British publishing’ when he retired in 2014. We were delighted when he immediately came out of retirement to become our chairman, first at Kingsford Campbell and now at CCLA.  Patrick is the son of…  Read more

Gurpreet Sahota

Executive Assistant

Gurpreet is responsible for the agency’s back office, liaising with our agents, book-keepers and accountants, to process royalties and payments for our authors. She is also responsible for the website and is the first contact for author events. She has worked in the travel industry for sixteen years, where she honed her exceptional administrative skills. As a reader,…  Read more

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.

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