Marina loves upmarket commercial and book-club fiction in all its forms – from police procedurals and twisty, domestic psychological suspense to smart rom-coms and big, sweeping love stories – and is actively looking to take on clients in this area.
Books she has loved recently include Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty, The Olive Tree by Lucinda Riley, In Five Years by Rebecca Serle, Beach Read by Emily Henry, The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary and everything by Jojo Moyes. She would love to read more thrillers with claustrophobic settings, like the one in Lucy Foley's The Guest List, and more love stories set in exotic, atmospheric or transporting locations, like Catherine Issac's You Me Everything.
Marina joined The Soho Agency in 2016, after working for several years in the editorial departments of Little, Brown and HarperCollins. She has a rare insight into the publishing industry – in addition to her agenting work, she is also a published author, and has studied creative writing at the Faber Academy.
Marina is a trained copyeditor and proofreader – and takes spelling and grammar far too seriously. She also oversees the agency’s social media, as well as working with authors on building their channels.