Elizabeth Sheinkman joins PFD

Sep 17, 2017

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 StolenWidow 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.



Caroline Michel, CEO of Peters Fraser and Dunlop, said: “I’ve always admired Elizabeth and it’s a joy to welcome her to PFD. We are going through a period of rapid growth and exploring so many new directions in the book business. We are lucky to have someone with Elizabeth’s experience and knowledge joining the team and look forward to welcoming her and her clients and growing the business with her.”

Elizabeth said: “I am thrilled to be joining Caroline and her team at PFD – a place fuelled by her infectious energy and where I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from her extensive 360-degree experience of the publishing world. I also welcome the chance at this juncture to develop new skills through a role that will enable me to participate in the strategic business development of the company amidst a time of exciting change in the industry.”

For further information, Caroline Michel can be reached via Dan Herron at dherron@pfd.co.uk

Founded in 1924, PFD is one of the most well-established literary and talent agencies in the UK, representing a large and dynamic list of authors, speakers, and distinguished literary estates both in the UK and abroad.