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The Foreign Rights Department


We take pride in working directly with publishers in as many countries as possible and maintaining close contact with publishers in places where we work with local subagents. We carefully foster long-lasting relationships between authors and their editors abroad, arranging publicity, marketing and foreign travel where required.


Our authors have won and been shortlisted for a raft of international literary awards, including the Prix Femina Étranger, the Prix Polar, the Martin Beck Award, Le Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle and La Risa de Bilbao. Our recent international bestsellers have comprised crime, fantasy, historical fiction, literary fiction, commercial women's fiction, children's fiction and serious biography, history and memoir.

Please address translation rights enquiries to Alba Arnau or Lauren Coleman at 


Alba Arnau graduated from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain with an English and American Literature and Culture degree and moved to London to complete an MA in Publishing at UCL. While completing her dissertation, she interned at RCW and then worked in a Bookshop. She joined the foreign rights department at Sheil Land in 2016 and is now head of department.

Lauren Coleman completed her degree in Classics at the University of Oxford in 2021, and was a freelance reader for literary and commercial fiction for London Literary Scouting before joining the foreign rights department at Sheil Land as Rights Assistant in 2022.



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