Niamh O'Grady

Associate Agent

Niamh is actively looking for accessible literary and reading-group 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 leave an emotional impact, 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 Expectation by Anna Hope, the Aisling series by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, Constellations by Sinead Gleeson and Educated by Tara Westover. 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 literary festivals to tech conferences – 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 Spiral, Lovesick or Fleabag.

Niamh O'Grady