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RCW acquires Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency

RCW is delighted to announce the acquisition of the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency. Caroline will continue to be closely involved, still representing a number of CSLA authors, meanwhile the promotion of Millie van Grutten to agent marks the beginning of a new illustrated children’s book division for RCW.

Film and television rights for CSLA clients will be under the continued care of Emily Hayward Whitlock at The Artist's Partnership. 

Caroline Sheldon said: "Forty years after first founding CSLA, my priority remains the continuing success and happiness of CSLA’s talented and inspirational authors and illustrators.  

"Nothing will give me more pleasure than to see their careers grow at RCW, benefitting from our respective strengths for the years to come. Also, I am so much looking forward with excitement to the prospect of working alongside my  new RCW colleagues."

Claire Wilson, head of RCW children’s, said: "To welcome CSLA into the RCW fold is an extraordinary privilege. I have long admired the exceptional list of clients represented by Caroline and Millie, and all of their phenomenal work.  

"Caroline is an industry legend – famous for her energy, wisdom and exceptional kindness. It will be an honour to work alongside her, and I know that in combination we will offer an unrivalled strength and breadth to the authors and illustrators under our care."

Peter Straus, m.d. of RCW, said: "I have known Caroline Sheldon for many years and I am delighted that we are joining forces with such an established and excellent agency."

The Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency, founded by Caroline in 1985, represents authors and illustrators including Joseph Coelho, Yuval Zommer, Mel Taylor-Bessent, Patrice Lawrence, Katie Flynn as well as Julia Donaldson. 

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