Fabienne Gladwin, Assistant Literary Agent
Newer to the world of kids’ books, Fabienne studied English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Kent before recently completing her MA in Publishing at UCL. Fabienne reads a lot, and has learned what children love to read by interacting with young people from all over the world, from San Diego to Cambodia; to the library classrooms in British schools, observing that all children largely want the same thing – to see themselves reflected in their stories. By some miracle, she met Ben at the checkouts of a local supermarket and after both expressing their love for colourful language (!) they met for a coffee and there it was, she was soon interning at The BIA - practically her dream job, she says, although she may need to work on dreaming bigger! A gifted and insightful editor in her own right, Fabienne is learning the agenting ropes from Ben and Rachel, as well as assisting Margot on the Rights side of the business and will no doubt soon know more than the rest of us put together and graduate straight from Assistant Agent to all round Publishing Oracle.