Kerry Glencorse studied Classics at Oxford University and Political Science at Sciences Po in Paris. After two years as a management consultant, she started her publishing career in 2000 at Editions Flammarion before moving to the Paris office of Susanna Lea Associates. In 2007 she set up the London office for the agency where she has her own growing list of clients, including novelists Susan Spindler, Marie Phillips, Louisa Hall, Joanna Bolouri and Alice O’Keeffe and non-fiction writers Tom Mustill, Tom Service and Ramla Ali. She also handles some of the agency’s other clients in the UK and Australia.
Kerry is always on the lookout for new talent, especially in the areas of upmarket commercial fiction; well-written genre fiction, including crime, thrillers, women’s fiction, and historical. And on the non-fiction side: memoir, narrative non-fiction, popular science, natural science, social and cultural history.
Above all, she is looking for strong storytelling, innovative and original ideas, and books that move her.
She has served on the English PEN Writers in Translation Committee, and, under the pseudonym Vanessa Parody, she collaborated with three other like-minded women on the erotic spoof Fifty Shelves of Grey.