Niamh O'Grady

Associate Agent

Niamh is actively looking for accessible literary, reading-group and upmarket commercial fiction, and narrative non-fiction. She is drawn to books with heart and humour, thought-provoking writing and distinctive, compelling voices. She particularly loves novels that explore family and relationships and wants to read stories that have an emotional resonance, with characters that stay with her long after the final page. She is keen to find new Irish and Northern writing talent.

Books she has loved recently include Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan, The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré, Constellations by Sinead Gleeson and The Consequences of Love by Gavanndra Hodge. She is a huge fan of Marian Keyes and Elena Ferrante.

Niamh joined the agency in 2015, having worked as a Waterstones bookseller in Manchester. She works closely with Mark Lucas and Alice Saunders on their client lists and also helps manage the agency’s speaking activity alongside Alice, providing talent for corporate and public sector live events – from tech conferences to literary festivals – around the world.

She knows all (most) of the words to a high percentage of 90s and 00s RnB songs and tends to become very emotionally invested in whatever TV series she is currently watching, be that Unforgotten, This Is Us or RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

Niamh O'Grady