Madeleine is not giving one-to-ones, but see below for her submission requirements.
The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency is a major London-based literary agency with a truly global reach. In 2018, Madeleine was named Literary Agent of the Year at the British Book Awards and was shortlisted again in 2020. She has appeared on The Bookseller’s list of the 150 most influential people in the book trade every year since 2017. With a reputation for spotting new talent and ambitious deal-making, she has launched the careers of multiple bestselling authors, some of the highest-earning in the book trade. Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine has sold millions of copies worldwide and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for over 84 weeks. Madeleine also discovered the Elizabeth Macneal international bestseller The Doll Factory, and bestselling brand authors including C.J. Tudor, C.L. Taylor, Fiona Barton and Holly Bourne. In January 2021, three agency books hit the New York Times bestseller list simultaneously: The Push by Ashley Audrain, Wintering by Katherine May and The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley.
Madeleine is not giving one-to-ones at the event, but if you are interested in submitting directly to the MMLA, she is seeking character-led, voice-driven literary and book club fiction with a strong discussion point, moral dilemmas, family dramas with thought-provoking themes, quirky characters, original concepts, thrillers and suspense. Some of her favourite authors outside the agency include: Sally Rooney, Elizabeth Strout, Donna Tartt, Tana French, Hanya Yanagihara, Alex Michaelides, Margaret Atwood, David Nicholls, Anna Hope and Maggie O’Farrell.