About Kelly Falconer

Prior to founding the agency, Kelly Falconer was an editor of fiction and non-fiction, working in-house and as a freelancer for publishers including Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Virgin Books, Constable & Robinson and Granta Magazine, as well as for agents and for a prominent literary scout. In 2012 she was the literary editor of the Asia Literary Review, and has contributed to the Financial Times (FT), the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) and the Spectator.

Her interest in Asia was sparked by her kindergarten art teacher, who married a Korean artist and introduced her to a world of sliding rice-paper screens and the use of slippers for indoors as a matter of course. At six she learned how to use chopsticks from her Vietnamese school friend, Agnes Than, whose family had fled their war-ravaged country. Before her career in publishing, Kelly spent a few years working as a cryptologic linguist, specialising in the Korean language.

Contact Kelly on kelly@asialiteraryagency.org

About Thalia Suzuma

Thalia joined the ALA in 2018. Thalia has worked as an editor for publishers including Pan Macmillan, HarperCollins and Bloomsbury, and at Bloomsbury Qatar she headed up the English language list and acquired books in translation. She has worked with authors such as Cecelia Ahern, Lauren Weisberger, Tony Parsons and Barbara Taylor Bradford.

In 2014 she moved to the Middle East to publish prize-winning authors such as Saud Alsanousi and Mai Al Nakib, with the aim to diversify the types of narrative available to an English-reading audience.

Thalia and Kelly met, appropriately enough, at the Jaipur International Literary Festival, and bonded over a shared desire to work with writers from across the globe, with a real variety of backgrounds and stories to tell.

Contact Thalia on thalia@asialiteraryagency.org


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Also represented by Kelly Falconer:

Sandra Navidi is a financial expert whose first book: The Titans: Super-Hubs and the Financial Networks that Rule the World was an immediate bestseller in Germany in 2016 and will be published by John Murray / Hachette in January 2017.

Warwick Woodhouse served in the British armed forces as an officer for 19 years. His debut novel The Verglas File – a crime thriller – will be on submission in summer 2016.

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