Founded in 2009, the Kate Nash Literary Agency Ltd, has gone on to become one of the UK’s foremost independent literary agencies.
At present, there are two agents working actively at the agency, with plans to expand in due course: the founder Kate Nash who is in Oxford, and junior literary agent Lina Langlee, based in Edinburgh. Justin Nash is our business and finance manager who handles the day to day running of the agency.
Kate Nash, Founder & Agent
As a former author, publisher, publicist and marketer, Kate has seen every side of publishing and set up her own literary agency so she could do “the best job in publishing”. Kate’s reading tastes – from romance to thrillers – are highly commercial.
Kate has a degree in History (BA Hons.) from the University of York and later garnered two undergraduate modules in Creative Writing and Literature from the Open University (both with Distinction!). She also holds a postgraduate certificate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
Kate enjoys travel, wine, the theatre and fine art. She is also a trustee of the Catholic Truth Society (CTS), a 150-year-old charity who are the UK publishers to the Holy See.
Kate Nash is listed at #20 in UK Fiction by Publishers Marketplace, based on number of deals made (Feb 2017). Kate was named a The Bookseller Rising Star in 2018.
Lina Langlee, Junior Literary Agent
Lina is originally from Sweden but moved to Scotland in 2008 to pursue a joint degree in Business & Management / Comparative Literature at the University of Glasgow. After graduating with a First, she went on to a Masters in Publishing Studies for which she earned a Distinction and was awarded two prizes: one for her dissertation on transmedia, and one for her publishing project.
Before joining the Kate Nash Literary Agency, Lina worked within Rights at Canongate Books, and Publicity at Black & White Publishing.
Lina is looking for commercial fiction with a lot of heart, crime books, and any genre of Young Adult fiction.
When Lina isn’t reading, she enjoys live music, wine, being outdoors, and cooking. She lives in Edinburgh with her partner and two cats, Björn and Benny.
Justin Nash, Business & Finance Manager
Justin has a BA in History and an MA in Medieval Studies from Birkbeck, University of London. He worked for a number of years as a teacher of History and Politics. Justin whilst working as a teacher enjoyed teaching any period from the Middle Ages to the present day. He has also edited and helped research new editions of two books on the Far East Prisoner of War experience in World War Two. Another book which Justin helped edit is a memoir about the life of a British family trapped in occupied France during the same period, written from the viewpoint of the youngest member of the family.
Justin manages the day to day business of the agency. He is also working on a new non-fiction book.
Justin particularly enjoys military, ancient and medieval history, as well as travel – he dreams about visiting the Himalayas.