Maddalena joined David Higham Associates in November 2017. Before working in publishing, she studied English Literature at the University of Bristol.
Maddalena is drawn to smart voices and emotional hooks in commercial fiction. She particularly loves tightly-plotted crime and thrillers, confident high-concept storytelling and commercial women’s fiction – be that moving, funny and uplifting, or mysterious, confronting and dramatic. Her favourite books of recent years include Lullaby by Leila Slimani, The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary, Let Go My Hand by Edward Docx, My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, Sunburn by Laura Lippman and anything by Ruth Ware or Sarah Pinborough.
She assists Lizzy Kremer with her list.