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Peter Straus

Peter Straus
Managing Director

Peter Straus joined Rogers, Coleridge and White as an agent in 2002. In 2007 he became Managing Director. He has been in the book world for over thirty years and has worked at Hodder & Stoughton, Hamish Hamilton and Macmillan. He was the publisher of Picador for twelve years where he set up the poetry list and was latterly the Editor in Chief of all the adult trade imprints at Macmillan. He is passionate about good writing and great literature and works with many bestselling and prizewinning writers from around the world, both literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction.  Peter was President of the Association of Authors’ Agents from 2012 to 2014.  He was awarded a CBE for his services to literature in 2016.

Peter has a varied client list. Authors with books published this year include: Claire-Louise Bennett, Sean Borodale, Marie Elsa Bragg, Luke Brown, Sam Byers, Carmen Callil, Helen Cullen, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Carol Ann Duffy, Anne Enright, Elaine Feeney, Roy Foster, Annie Freud, Rick Gekoski, Alan Gillis, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Hugo Hamilton, Sophie Hannah, Natalie Haynes, Charlotte Higgins, Kazuo Ishiguro, Naomi Ishiguro, Emily Koch, Allan Mallinson, Annalena McAfee, Ian McEwan, Patrick McGuinness, Andrew Hunter Murray, Andrew O'Hagan, Peter Pomerantsev, Robin Robertson, David Runciman, Ruth Scurr, Adania Shibli, Edward St. Aubyn, Colm Toibin, Jemma Wadham and Tara June Winch.

His assistant is Lena Mistry lena@rcwlitagency.com 

Assistant: Lena Mistry