Nicola Barr Literary Agent – This article about Literary Agent Nicola Barr and The Bent Agency is part of a series about literary agents and Finding a Literary Agent. Publishing Agent Nicola Barr is a literary agent with The Bent Agency. Book Agent Nicola Barr was born and raised in a working-class part of Northern Ireland, during the Troubles. She studied English Literature at Glasgow University, then spent her twenties as an editor on a literary list working with Doris Lessing, Nicola Barker, Douglas Coupland, Fay Weldon, and Patrick Gale. She has also been an editor for Flamingo, the literary imprint of HarperCollins, a foreign-rights agent at The Susijn Agency, and a book reviewer for the Guardian, the Scotsman, the Observer, and others. Before joining The Bent Agency, she was with Green & Heaton.
Literary Agent Nicola Barr is looking for oddballs, dysfunctional or unusual families, women struggling and women achieving, the disenfranchised, outsiders. She enjoys stories that explore the darker side of life, but do respond well to points of view that don’t take the world too seriously. As a committed Londoner, she is actively looking to build on the brilliant Irish, Northern Irish and Scottish authors she already represents. She has a natural tendency to be drawn to working-class voices and regional stories. She finds herself increasingly drawn to non-fiction that allows for a collective vent.
Recently, Nicola Barr Literary Agent has represented books by Lauren Duca, John Grindrod, Danielle Henderson, Alix O’Neill, Owen Hatherley—on feminism, housing, millennials, sexual harassment, Europe. She loves illustrators and cartoonists. She also likes sport and comedy and might even show an interest in a food blog, as long as it doesn’t mention cupcakes.
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