Agent: Sarah Ballard
Sarah Ballard studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University and Publishing at Oxford Brookes University before starting her publishing career in editorial at Sceptre, Hodder & Stoughton. She was In House Editor at PFD from 2000, working across the agency's client list to develop and support every sort of writing, and particularly with the legendary agent Pat Kavanagh. She began working solely as a literary agent in her own right in 2008, with the creation of United Agents which she helped to establish and where she is now a Partner. She has held the position of Treasurer to the Association of Authors' Agents.
Eli Keren worked at Curtis Brown before joining United Agents in 2016. Before books, Eli was a research scientist designing and synthesising novel drugs (white coat and everything), and science books remain a particular passion of his. As well as assisting Sarah Ballard and working closely with her clients, he is actively building his own list and is particularly interested in smart and engaging popular science, as well as literary and commercial fiction. He does not represent authors for children's and YA literature. Eli's list includes Sarah Burton, Jem Poster and Johanna Lukate.
Because her authors are exceptionally busy at present, Sarah is currently not accepting submissions for her list.
To submit to Eli Keren, please follow our submission guidelines, which can be found here.