Aiysha started here as scouting assistant in November 2022 having interned at David Higham Assoicates.
Catherine joined in 2005, working alongside founder Anne-Louise Fisher until her retirement in 2015. Previously, she worked in various publishing roles including as deputy managing director of Chatto & Windus and managing director of Granta.
Eva, who is German, worked as a freelance editor for Ullstein, and previously at Mohrbooks Agency in Berlin. Apart from German, she also reads French and Italian. She joined the team in 2019 to scout UK books.
Francesca joined the team in 2019 to work with non-English language books. She is Italian, and also reads French, Spanish, Portuguese, Icelandic and Japanese. Among other things, she has interned at the translation rights department at Curtis Brown.
Jennifer, who is American, worked for fourteen years at literary agency A M Heath, ten of them as rights director. She joined Eccles Fisher in 2019 as head of the UK scouting.
Lucy first interned at Eccles Fisher in 2016, following which she joined literary agency Peters Frasers and Dunlop. She returned in 2018 after completing a Master of Research (MRes) in literature at The University of Edinburgh, and currently focuses on book to film scouting.
Marzena joined in 2008 from the Laura Cecil Literary Agency, and previously Andrew Nurnberg Associates and Bloomsbury Publishing, and is our head of children's and young adult book scouting. Apart from English, she also reads Polish, German and Russian.
Rosie has returned to Eccles Fisher to run US scouting, after working with us from 2016 to 2019, Recently she was a scout at JMH Literary Scouting in the US and previously an agent at Jonathan Clowes in London. She is based in Boston.
Simona worked at efa four years ago and has returned to cover Thais Pahl's maternity, scouting international titles across Germany, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. She is Italian and also reads French.
Thais is our head of international scouting. She joined the team in February 2015, after working as an editor at Companhia das Letras in Brazil and in the foreign rights department of UK literary agency Andrew Nurnberg Associates. Apart from English, she also reads Portuguese and Spanish. Thais is currently on maternity leave.