Jane Willis

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Hannah Beer
0203 214 0773
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Jane Willis handles translation rights for children’s and teenage titles in all languages at United Agents, as well as adult translation rights in certain territories (see below). She also manages some estates and is building a small, select list of primary clients. She is a founding partner and agent at United Agents LLP and her experience is very broad, having worked in all different sorts of publishing over the years, including nine years at Puffin, selling rights and co-editions around the world for authors such as Roald Dahl, Jan Pienkowski and Kevin Brooks and working on brands such as Angelina Ballerina, Charlie and Lola and Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs.  

I have a very broad and eclectic taste.  I’m mainly on the look-out for children’s authors from young fiction and middle-grade through to teenage and crossover.  On the children’s side a story has to grab me from the very first page.  A random sample of my favourite children’s books include the Harry Potter series by J K Rowling, the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton, CARRIE’S WAR by Nina Bawden, THE WIND SINGER by William Nicholson, and HOW I LIVE NOW by Meg Rosoff.  I am only taking on a very few adult authors mainly focusing on fantasy and sci-fi (neither of the epic variety) plus crime.

Please send all submissions to Hannah Beer: hbeer@unitedagents.co.uk - Submission guidelines are here.

Jane handles adult translation rights in: 

Albanian (via ANA Sofia)

Bulgarian (via ANA Sofia)

Croatian (via Katai & Bolza)

Czech (via ANA Prague)

Hungarian (via Katai & Bolza)

Finnish (direct)

Macedonian (via ANA Sofia)

Serbian (via ANA Sofia)

Slovak (via ANA Prague)

Slovene (via ANA Prague)

Spanish, Basque, Catalan & Galician (direct)