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 non-fiction, primarily politics, current affairs and business books.

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

Robyn Drury

Non-fiction

Robyn joined us in 2014 with comprehensive experience of the publishing industry encompassing bookselling, working at the Wylie Agency and as Rights Executive at the Folio Society. She is responsible for the majority of the agency’s non-fiction business including memoir, autobiography, popular science, psychology, health and lifestyle, narrative, history, food and drink and current affairs. We are particularly keen to hear from historians and authors with creative approaches to popular science; those writing on popular culture, landscape, food and sport, as well as memoir and biography, particularly those which use life stories to shed light on difficult or unexpected topics.

Follow Robyn on Twitter @robyn_drury

Chloe Seager

Children’s & Young Adult; Sci-fi & Fantasy

Chloe joined the agency in 2015. She is responsible for the agency’s children’s and young adult busines 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: The Secret Blog of a Nearly Proper Person published by HQ in 2017.

Follow Chloe on Twitter @ChloeSeager