Christabel McKinley

christabelmckinley@davidhigham.co.uk

Christabel joined David Higham Associates in 2018, having previously worked in translation rights and at a scouting agency. She graduated with a degree in Russian and English Literature from Trinity College Dublin, after which she spent a year teaching English in South Korea.

Christabel assists Caroline Walsh and is also building a list of children’s authors and illustrators, from picture books to Young Adult fiction. Children’s manuscripts or artwork should be sent to childrenssubmissions@davidhigham.co.uk as per the guidelines here. She is particularly drawn to writing that feels authentically child-oriented with clear insight into the way young people feel and think. Her favourite works for children include Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot and Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn.

She is also building a select list of adult SFF authors, and has recently enjoyed Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark. She is currently closed to Adult SFF submissions.

 

Twitter: @ichristmasbell

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