DeFiore & Company works diligently to license our clients’ books in the UK (and ANZ) territories. Our UK Rights Director Meredith Kaffel Simonoff sells our titles directly to editors across the Atlantic, making regular trips to London to pitch books individually to targeted editors at all major and independent UK houses, with whom she keeps in close contact throughout the year between pitching trips and book fairs.

Meredith has been with the agency since 2012, after six years with the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. A graduate of Yale with a B.A. in Renaissance Studies and a member of PEN and the AAR, she also represents domestic clients. 

A sampling of recent UK sales made:

  • Poet and author, Heather Christle’s nonfiction debut THE CRYING BOOK to Consair
  • NYT and USA Today Bestselling author, Joshilyn Jackson’s next novel, NEVER HAVE I EVER to Bloomsbury Raven
  • NYT Bestselling author, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s short story collection FRIDAY BLACKA to Quercus
  • In a preempt, New Yorker cartoonist Liana Finck’s graphic memoir PASSING FOR HUMAN to Michal Shavit at Jonathan Cape
  • In a preempt, the riveting and timely novel RED CLOCKS by Leni Zumas to Borough Press
  • The debut YA novel from Jenny Fran Davis’ LOVE FROM THE FUNNY FARM to Corsair
  • Poet and Twitter personality Melissa Broder’s Sirenic novel THE PISCES to Bloomsbury UK
  • Previously, also Melissa Broder’s essay collection SO SAD TODAY to Scribe UK/ANZ
  • Massively popular on Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr, Michaela Noroc’s THE ATLAS OF BEAUTY to Particular Books
  • NYT Bestselling author, Ben Greenman’s dive into Prince’s life, impact, and magic in DIG IF YOU WILL THE PICTURE to Faber & Faber UK
  • Author of THE EVOLUTION OF BRUNO LITTLEMORE, Benjamin Hale’s new story collection, THE FAT ARTIST AND OTHER STORIES to Picador UK
  • NYT Bestselling author of FOLLOWING ATTICUS Tom Ryan’s WILL’S RED COAT, to Piatkus
  • Science journalist Peter Brannen’s THE ENDS OF THE WORLD: Supervolcanoes, Lethal Oceans, and the Search for Past Apolocalypses to OneWorld
  • Giller prize winner Sean Michaels’ debut novel US CONDUCTORS to Bloomsbury UK
  • Robin Wasserman’s adult debut novel GIRLS ON FIRE as a Superlead title to Little Brown UK