Rachel is an Associate Literary Agent at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency, supporting the Director, Madeleine Milburn across all genres, and building her own list of clients.
She studied politics at Durham university and law at the National University of Singapore. She first joined the agency as intern and became an Associate Agent in 2021.
Rachel is looking for new voices in literary, upmarket and book club fiction, as well as in the narrative memoir non-fiction space. She appreciates character-driven stories that have the power to soothe the pains of human suffering, and some of her favourite novels include Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie, Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee, Outline by Rachel Cusk, The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid and A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo. You can find out more about what Rachel is looking for here.
Rachel is excited to work with Asian writers because she believes there is a real commercial appetite for global perspectives in our current climate, but beyond this, it’s always been a personal dream of hers to see these particular experiences reflected in modern mainstream stories, in a way that she was rarely able to witness as a young girl growing up in Asia. It’s the very reason why she joined publishing, and she considers it a privilege to be an advocate and champion for these writers.
Rachel is available for mentorship.