Harriet has worked at David Higham intermittently since 2006, when she spent a summer archiving Graham Greene’s contracts as part of her work experience here aged sixteen. She formally joined the agency in 2011 after graduating in English Literature from University College London.
Harriet works alongside Lizzy Kremer and Lizzy’s authors, and is also building her own list of poets and writers. She is looking for poetry, literary fiction and narrative non-fiction. In fiction, she is drawn to emotional honesty, atmosphere and style. In non-fiction, she has a particular interest in writers who cross memoir with criticism, biographies of artists and writers, and writing which, to borrow Leslie Jamison’s words, ‘rescues a subject from its Trojan horse of triviality’ (such as a rigorous look at dating, eating, clothes etc).