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The Foreign Rights Department represents the international publishing interests of Sheil Land Associates's extensive and varied list of authors, actively selling translation rights in all languages, in all territories throughout the world. We attend specialist book fairs, as well as the major trade fairs in London and Frankfurt, to ensure that our authors have the widest possible visibility and that the right homes are found for their work.  


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.

We act as translation rights agents for Biteback Publishing. 

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

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Gaia Banks completed her Modern History and English degree and post graduate studies at Merton College, Oxford. She worked in foreign rights at John Murray Publishers for four years before joining Sheil Land as an agent in 2004. She speaks fluent Portuguese and French and has studied Italian and Spanish. As well as looking after Sheil Land's translation rights, she also acts as a primary agent. See more here.

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.



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