The Ruppin Agency has today announced a new partnership with the Marsh Agency, to handle its translation rights. Founded in 2017 by former bookseller Jonathan Ruppin, the recently-launched agency will represent both fiction and non-fiction, with a particular focus on discovering voices underrepresented in British publishing.
Commenting on the new partnership, Jonathan Ruppin said: "I'm delighted to be working with The Marsh Agency, as Susie Nicklin and her team share my determination to broaden the range of voices represented on bookshop shelves. I've always been keen to promote the cross-border appeal of literature, both as a bookseller and through my work with English PEN, so I'm very glad of their expertise in the global market, especially at a time when Britain is in danger of turning its back on the wider world."
Susie Nicklin, CEO of the Marsh Agency, said: “I have enjoyed discussing books and writing with Jonathan, hearing his insights into contemporary literature and his plans to harness his experience in his new agency. I am delighted that he has chosen to work with The Marsh Agency for his translation rights and look forward to developing our association.”
About the Ruppin Agency
The Ruppin Agency was founded in 2017 by Jonathan Ruppin, one of the most knowledgeable and best connected people in the book trade. Jonathan has over two decades of cross-industry experience, having worked as a bookseller in both chain and indie bookshops, in addition to roles with publishers and agents. He has judged literary awards, appeared across the media, and consulted for literary journals, festivals, editorial services and prizes. He is a member of English PEN’s Writers in Translation committee and founded its Translated Literature Book Club in 2015.
About the Marsh Agency
The Marsh Agency was founded in 1994 by Susie Nicklin and her late husband Paul Marsh. Specialising in international rights sales, the Agency represents authors from all over the world and works on behalf of many literary agents in the UK, ROI, US, Canada and Australia to sell English and translation rights.
Their team of experts has a combined 50 years of experience and regularly meet with publishers based in the UK, attend major book fairs and undertake overseas trips to make deals, pitch books, maintain and develop relationships with customers and acquire relevant market intelligence.
About the MILD Group
The Group’s name is an acronym of the first letters of the four organisations: the Marsh Agency, established in 1994, The Indigo Press, inaugurated in 2017, Livelit, established in 2016 and Dulwich Books, established in 1982. Overseen by CEO Susie Nicklin, they are four separate entities working together to harness the talents of the team.