Laurie Robertson is an agent representing books and journalism. After completing a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Westminster, she worked in the sales team at Dorling Kindersley before joining Peters Fraser + Dunlop in 2017 as assistant to CEO Caroline Michel. She began building her own list in 2020.
Laurie also looks after serialisation rights and journalism at PFD.
What I'm looking for...
I am actively looking for literary, bookclub and upmarket commercial fiction. Strong, original voices, uplifting narratives and clever storytelling. I am drawn to fiction with strong emotional hooks and complex characters that become part of your life. Stories with beautiful prose, with sentences you can’t help but underline and write down in whatever paper or device available. I love historical fiction, women’s fiction and am open to fiction that crosses genre into speculative and romance. Some fiction I have enjoyed recently includes In Memoriam by Alice Winn, Deesha Philyaw’s The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin… anything from Curtis Sittenfeld or Elena Ferrante.
On the non-fiction side, I am looking for stories that surprise you and challenge you, and narratives that make you laugh as well as make you think. I also represent cookery and am actively looking for food writers that can transport you, whether that be to a place or a feeling, celebrating food and the joy of eating.
I am always looking for feminist narratives both in fiction and in non-fiction, and I’m particularly interested in voices from underrepresented backgrounds.
I’m afraid I am not currently looking for children’s or YA, crime, thriller or horror.