Madeleine Milburn is the Director of Madeleine Milburn Ltd and an Agent. She has appeared on the committee of the Association of Authors’ Agents (AAA) and has appeared on The Bookseller’s list of the 150 most influential people in the book trade every year since 2017. Since founding the agency in 2012, Madeleine was awarded Literary Agent of the Year at the British Book Awards in 2018 and was shortlisted again in 2020.
I’m looking for character-driven, propulsive storytelling. Fast-paced but emotionally grounded thrillers and mysteries. Ambitious narratives that take us to the darker edges of human nature, and raise the big moral questions. Thought-provoking, uplifting and emotionally immersive fiction that explores how we connect and love as partners, families and communities. Bold and innovative storytelling that plays with form, voice, perspective, or takes a classic genre and subverts or refreshes it. Strong and original voices, quirky narratives, a surprising perspective that shines a new light.