Diane founded Diane Banks Associates in 2006 following a career in London’s trade publishing houses including Penguin and Hodder & Stoughton. She serves as a non-executive director of the think tank Bright Blue, an ambassador for the charity Tempus Novo, helping ex offenders into work; a development board member at the Ovalhouse Theatre and she is a business supporter of Women2Win, encouraging more women to stand for parliament.
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Kate joined the agency in 2013 following a career commissioning and publishing commercial fiction at Headline, Penguin, HarperCollins and latterly as Editorial Director at Century (Random House). Kate is responsible for the agency’s fiction list. Our focus is on commercial women’s fiction, upmarket fiction, crime, thriller and suspense. Kate also represents selected non-fiction projects in the area of popular culture.
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Martin is responsible for the agency’s representation in the areas of history, science, politics, economics, business and memoir. Formerly Editorial Director at HarperCollins and previously at BBC Books and Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Martin has published some of the most high-profile non-fiction of recent years, with authors ranging from John Major, Peter Mandelson and Alex Salmond to Simon Schama, Jonathan Dimbleby and Laurence Rees. He joined the agency in 2017.
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Children’s & Young Adult; Sci-fi & Fantasy
Chloe is responsible for the agency’s children’s and young adult business as well as science fiction and fantasy. In children's, we are looking for all genres of young adult, middle-grade and 5-8 fiction and non-fiction but we’re not currently looking for picture books. Chloe is herself a published author of young adult fiction, with her first novel Editing Emma published by HQ in 2017.
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Broadcast, Brand Licensing & Live Events
James represents film & TV rights for our clients as well as seeking brand licensing opportunities and organising live events. He was previously broadcast, live events & brand licensing agent at PFD and prior to that worked at the Clinton Foundation and The Rights House Talent.
Follow James on Twitter @James_Carroll