Literary agent Madeleine Buston is setting up her own agency, leaving the Darley Anderson Literary Agency where she has worked for four years. The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency will be based in central London close to King's Cross. The agency will represent commercial and accessible literary fiction; genre fiction including crime, thrillers and mysteries; memoirs; and crossover fiction, children's and young adult titles; handling all rights in the UK, US and foreign markets. In the US, Buston will work with agent Carly Watters on a case by case basis.
Buston said she was hoping the agency would be "innovative, dynamic and personal", focused on "growing and establishing new authors", planning to have a 50/50 split between adult and children's fiction. She added: "I will miss Darley Anderson and his team enormously but I am thrilled to be, as Lee Child says, captain of my own ship."
Buston is planning to take on two new authors through a competition to celebrate the launch of the agency, which can be accessed through www.madeleinemilburn.com, to go live on 14th March.