The Team

Laura worked as an editor, mainly in the genre of popular fiction, for HarperCollins, Heinemann and Penguin.

Diana worked in BBC Radio Drama before undertaking freelance work in film and stage productions, including co-organising the memorable Bedford Square Book Bang.    She is a founding Director of MBA and especially interested in widening the range of her clients’ writing talents by encouraging them to work across several genres.   Her clients include fiction and non-fiction authors and writers for film, TV, radio, and the stage. She is a member of the Council of the PMA and for seven years was co-chair of the Dramatists’ & Directors section.

Julia Silk

Julia was an editor for 15 years, most recently with Orion, before becoming an agent working in association with MBA to build her client list. She loves to read stories that keep her turning the page, and welcomes submissions of accessible literary and commercial fiction, crime and thriller from new and established writers. She is also interested in receiving proposals for platform-driven non-fiction in the areas of parenting and lifestyle, fashion, style and beauty, as well as narrative non-fiction and memoir. Julia does not represent clients in the areas of SF, YA or children's.

David was made a Director at MBA in 2009. He is always looking for terrific new writers, focusing on a wide range of subjects, including literary fiction, upmarket non-fiction, memoir, crime, politics, history, health and lifestyle, business and pop culture. He works very closely with a variety of clients including journalists, novelists, sports figures, actors, doctors, TV personalities, business figures, and military historians. He brings a strong editorial and commercial approach to all proposals and manuscripts, believing that it takes more than a good idea to s

Susan brings to MBA a strong background in the areas of foreign rights and contract negotiation. She is Contracts Manager at MBA as well as an agent in her own right and is building up a strong list of clients, mainly in the non-fiction field. Susan represents a number of journalists and has a penchant for off-beat projects, although she also has a keen eye for the commercial. She enjoys working closely with clients from proposal stage onwards and hopes to continue discovering great, new writers.

Sophie studied theatre and television and worked as a freelance television researcher for several years on factual programmes. She has also written children’s books for Macmillan Education, written theatre reviews and worked on magazines as a sub editor. She joined MBA at the end of 1993 and moved to agenting original and talented children’s writers, working on picture books, early readers, middle grade and YA fiction.

Tim has been involved in literary agency financing since the mid 1970s, and has been at MBA for about 20 years. He is responsible for all financial matters within the agency, for both company and clients. He is ably assisted by Claire Ingram.

Louisa Pritchard has more than twenty years of experience in selling rights in a wide range of fiction and non-fiction. Prior to founding LPA, she worked as Head of Rights at PFD, Foreign Rights Director at Orion Publishing and Senior Rights Manager at Random House.