Caroline Michel has been the CEO of PFD since 2007. Before that she headed up the William Morris Agency in London for three years. She has over 25 years’ worth of experience in the industry and ran both Vintage at Random House and Harper Press at HarperCollins. Until very recently she was a governor at the BFI and is now Chairman of the BFI Trust. She is a Trustee of the Hay Literary Festival, a Trustee of Somerset House, a Fellow of the RSA and sits on the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Award Committee.
Annabel Merullo is a Senior Agent and Head of the Books Department. She represents literary and commercial writers of fiction and non-fiction. Before joining Peters Fraser and Dunlop, Annabel ran her own literary agency, having also worked as a publisher and latterly as deputy MD of Cassell and Co. She has also compiled and co-edited several books including The Explorer’s Eye, which is published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson. Annabel represents a list of non-fiction writers and has a growing fiction list.
Michael Sissons is a Senior Consultant at PFD, working in the Books Division and representing novelists, non-fiction writers, and public figures in London and New York. He has worked for the agency virtually all his life, and was for many years both Chairman and Managing Director. He also writes, broadcasts, and consults on media topics.
Fiona Petheram has worked with Michael and his authors for over twenty years.
Rachel Mills heads Peters, Fraser + Dunlop’s International Rights Department as International Business Director, securing publishing contracts for PFD’s clients worldwide.
She also represents her own list of clients and in particular is looking for non-fiction on topics with international appeal.
Prior to joining PFD, Rachel was Foreign Rights Manager for Penguin Books, where she worked for five years and before that she worked in the rights team at Ebury Publishing at Random House. In 2015 Rachel won The Bookseller Industry Awards Rights Professional of the Year; you can read about Rachel’s award here.
Rachel handles rights in the United States, Canada, Australia, India (English language), The Netherlands, France and Brazil.
Alexandra Cliff joined Peters, Fraser + Dunlop in 2010 and is currently a Senior Rights Agent in the International Rights Department. Alongside the international rights team, Alexandra works promoting PFD’s clients around the world and securing foreign language sales. In 2014 Alexandra was included on The Bookseller magazine’s list of Rising Stars.
Alexandra handles rights in Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, Finland, Iceland, Spain & Latin America, Turkey, Japan, the Middle East, Poland and India (Indian languages).
Marilia Savvides is an Agent in the Books Division and the International Rights Department. She joined Peters, Fraser + Dunlop in 2012 and is a graduate of UCL and the Columbia Publishing Course in New York.
She is currently building her own list of authors and in particular is looking for high concept crime, thrillers, horror, science-fiction, speculative fiction and YA novels. On the non-fiction side she is especially interested in popular science / psychology, narrative history, true crime and investigative journalism.
She also works alongside Rachel Mills, Alexandra Cliff and Rebecca Wearmouth promoting PFD’s clients around the world and securing foreign language sales. She handles rights in Portugal, Greece, Israel, Hungary, Russia, China, Taiwan and Korea.
Please send all submissions via email.
Jonathan Sissons handles film and TV rights for books at Peters Fraser & Dunlop. Prior to joining the company he was Rights Director at Cornerstone, and brings with him over 20 years experience selling rights at Random House. He is also building his own list of authors.
+44 (0)20 7344 1088
Camilla Shestopal (Agent and Director of Estates) runs the Estates and Backlist titles and represents the wonderful material which our Estates and backlist authors have written. She is involved in selling rights to bring these great classic authors back into the public consciousness.
Before joining PFD Camilla worked for Random House, Chorion PLC and Classic Media where she sold publishing, TV and licensing rights.
Camilla is also Trustee for the Essex Book Festival.
Nelle Andrew is an agent at PFD, who is actively building her list and is predominantly looking for exciting, and original fiction. A published novelist in her own right, she worked at Pan Macmillan before joining PFD in 2009. Before then she studied at the University of Warwick and Trinity College, Dublin.
Her list spans Sunday Times bestsellers, Richard and Judy Book Club picks and acclaimed novels. She represents a variety of authors but what they all have in common is an original story and a strong narrative voice, with compelling characters and a page turning premise.
This year she is especially looking for novels with a strong Book Club idea and in particular, engrossing literary fiction. She also represents historical novels, magic realism, crime/thriller and psychological suspense and narrative non-fiction.
Above all she is drawn to unique storytelling and compelling prose regardless of the genre the novel is written for, and an author whose writing she can champion in what she hopes will be a long and productive career.
She is no longer looking for YA or children’s novels and does not take on sci-fi or fantasy, erotic novels and short story collections.
+44 (0)20 7344 1069
Adam Gauntlett is an Agent in the Books Division. He joined the company in 2010, after completing his Masters in English Literature at King’s College, London.
Adam is actively building his list of authors and is currently looking for: literary/commercial crossover or ‘reading group’ fiction, crime and psychological thrillers, horror, speculative fiction, young adult fiction, narrative non-fiction, true crime, memoir, popular science/psychology and serious history.
Genres aside, Adam is drawn to coming-of-age tales, road narratives, strong female leads, unreliable narrators and well-executed plot twists. He is looking for unique voices, and for writers with challenging, singular experiences. Currently he’s on the hunt for a gothic novel, a book about a cult, and a thriller set in a boarding school.
Please do send any submissions via email.
Adam also handles all stage rights for the agency, for and on behalf of such authors as: E. M. Forster, Jeanette Winterson, Georges Simenon, David Sedaris, Robert Bolt, C. S. Forester, John Wyndham, Robert Pirsig, D. H. Lawrence and H. E. Bates, among others.
Laura Williams has been working at Peters Fraser and Dunlop since 2011, after completing a degree in Classics at Oxford. She is an Associate Agent, and is actively building a fiction list. She is currently looking for edgy literary and commercial fiction, psychological thrillers and high-concept young adult. Please send submissions via email.
Silvia Molteni is the dedicated children’s books Agent at PFD. She is looking for children’s fiction – from picture books to middle-grade, young adult and crossover fiction (literary/commercial, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, psychological thrillers) and non-fiction. Please send all submissions via email.
Silvia also handles all audio rights for the agency and sells foreign rights in our children’s and YA titles worldwide as well as backlist titles to Italy.
James Carroll is an Agent in the Broadcast and Live Events department of PFD. He represents clients for non-scripted programming, live events and brand endorsements.