This is the second piece in a new interview series with people from the publishing industry. I’ll be asking them exactly what their jobs entail, what they like about them, and what they don’t. I’ll be interviewing editors, designers, publicists, sales people and many others. This week I’ve been speaking with Jane Finigan, a literary agent, and Partner at Lutyens & Rubinstein. The agency is based in Notting Hill, in London and represents a broad range of authors and books including fiction, non-fiction, cookery, YA and children’s. And, in the interest of full disclosure, I should say Jane is my literary agent.
Claire: You’ve been with Lutyens and Rubinstein [L&R] since 2006, and recently you’ve been made a partner. Congratulations! What does your role involve; what’s an average day like for you?
Jane: My role involves working with authors at every stage of their career, from helping to develop and shape a first draft, to negotiating a publishing deal and holding their hand through the publication process and beyond. I’m always looking for new talent Continue reading