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Peter Straus

Peter Straus
Managing Director
Literary Agent

Peter Straus joined Rogers, Coleridge and White as an agent in 2002. In 2007 he became Managing Director. He has been in the book world for over thirty years and has worked at Hodder & Stoughton, Hamish Hamilton and Macmillan. He was the publisher of Picador for twelve years where he set up the poetry list and was latterly the Editor in Chief of all the adult trade imprints at Macmillan. He is passionate about good writing and great literature and works with many bestselling and prize-winning writers from around the world, both literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. Peter was President of the Association of Authors’ Agents from 2012 to 2014. He was awarded a CBE for his services to literature in 2016.

Peter has a varied client list. Authors with books published this year include: Kate Atkinson, Lucy Caldwell, Peter Carey, Rachel Cooke, Tom Crewe, Christopher de Bellaigue, Carol Ann Duffy, Anne Enright, Percival Everett, Elaine Feeney, Orlando Figes, Sinéad Gleeson, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Sophie Hannah, Natalie Haynes, Charlotte Higgins, Kazuo Ishiguro, Daniel Kehlmann, Una Mannion, Ian McEwan, Charlotte Mendelson, Wyl Menmuir, Margaret Meyer, Andrew Hunter Murray, Jenny Mustard, Andrew O’Hagan, Maya C Popa, Don Paterson, Kevin Powers, Andrew Ridker, Livia Manera Sambuy, Martin Sixsmith, Adam Thirlwell and Colm Toibin.


Assistant: Emer Walsh