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 Snowflake by Louise Nealon, Here is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan, Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson, Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason, Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton, Asking for a Friend by Andi Osho, A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa and Conversations on Love by Natasha Lunn.
Niamh joined the agency in 2015, having worked as a Waterstones bookseller in Manchester. She works closely with Mark Lucas on his client list and manages the agency’s speaking activity alongside Alice Saunders, providing talent for corporate and public sector live events – from tech conferences to literary festivals – around the world. She is also a trained Mental Health First Aider.
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.