Caroline Hardman

Agent
I love being a literary agent: the thrill of finding brilliant new writers, working with them to hone their work, sending their manuscripts to the right editors… Read more

Joanna Swainson

Agent
After a degree in French I ran a business for several years, providing a range of copy writing and editing services. During this time, my love of books… Read more

Hannah Ferguson

Agent
I started working in publishing after finishing a Masters in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College, London. I began my publishing career in 2007… Read more

Thérèse Coen

Rights Director & Agent
Born and raised in Belgium, on a diet of frites and Tintin, I moved to England in my late teens with my family, and then stayed in London to do a History degree… Read more

Nicole Etherington

Assistant
My love of stories spills into everything I do. Even when I was completing my Fine Art degree, I was constantly searching for ways to bring stories to life in my drawings and reading avidly on the side… Read more

Please note: when submitting, pick one agent and address your submission for their attention to submissions@hardmanswainson.com. Please don’t submit direct to our personal emails or to more than one of us. We readily share material, so if something has merit but we feel it would be better suited to another of us, we will pass it on.