Claire Conrad (nee Paterson)

Literary Agent

Claire Conrad studied at the University of Edinburgh, where she graduated with an MA in English Literature. She began her publishing career at Chatto & Windus, went on to work for Granta and Canongate Books, then subsequently moved to New York, where she lived for five years and worked for the New York Review of Books. There she became Publisher of the NYRB Classics series, an imprint which republishes great and sometimes forgotten literature.

Claire returned to the UK in 2002, and joined Janklow & Nesbit as a literary agent. She is director of the London office, and represents a wide range of subjects and authors.