Peters Fraser & Dunlop are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Sheinkman is joining the company as Executive Director of the Books Department and Senior Agent from 5th October. She will also be a member of PFD’s Executive Board.
A native New Yorker whose publishing career has spanned both sides of the Atlantic, in the US Elizabeth worked within the editorial department of Oxford University Press and Alfred A. Knopf before joining the Elaine Markson Literary Agency in 1996. In 2004, she moved to London to set up and run their UK office before joining Curtis Brown UK in 2006 as a Senior Agent and Director, where she continued to represent the Markson Agency in the UK and further develop her own list. In 2012, she moved to WME where she has represented a broad range of award-winning and best-selling authors including, among others, Booker shortlisted author, Steve Toltz (A Fraction of the Whole, Quicksand), PEN International President Jennifer Clement (Prayers for the Stolen, Widow Basquiat), bestselling nutritional therapist Amelia Freer (Eat, Nourish Glow and Cook, Nourish, Glow), Rupert Isaacson (The Horse Boy), New Yorker cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Somerset Maugham fiction award-winner Lucy Wood, iconic author Erica Jong, UK journalists James Harkin (Vanity Fair/The Guardian) and Mick Brown (The Telegraph), art dealer Philip Mould (presenter of the popular BBC TV series, “Fake or Fortune”) novelist and memoirist Frances Osborne, acclaimed designer/illustrator Marion Deuchars (Let’s Make Great Art series), and William Sieghart, Founder of the prestigious FORWARD Poetry Prize and National Poetry Day in the UK.