THE TEAM 

Diane Banks

Diane founded Diane Banks Associates in 2006 following a career in London’s trade publishing houses including Penguin and Hodder & Stoughton. In addition, Diane serves as a non-executive director of the think tank Bright Blue and as a development board member at the Ovalhouse Theatre. She served for 8 years as a director of the Lansdowne Club, a private members' club in Mayfair and is a business supporter of Women2Win, founded by Baroness Jenkin and Theresa May to encourage more women to stand for parliament.

 

Diane represents selected non-fiction at the agency.

Follow Diane on Twitter @dianembanks

Kate Burke

Fiction

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.

Follow Kate on Twitter @KBBooks

Martin Redfern

Non-fiction

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.

Follow Martin on Twitter @martinjredfern

 

Chloe Seager

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.

Follow Chloe on Twitter @ChloeSeager