Gillie Russell

Gillie Russell

Gillie started her publishing career at Methuen Children’s Books. Her passion is discovering new voices with a gift for great storytelling, in any genre, for children of 9+ to Young Adult. She also represents a few adult authors. For 10 years she was Publishing Director for Children’s Fiction at HarperCollins where she published Michael Morpurgo, Louise Rennison, John Green, Garth Nix, Darren Shan, Helen Dunmore, Jenny Valentine, Diana Wynne Jones, Derek Landy and Judith Kerr.

Her clients include Moira Young, whose debut novel Blood Red Road, the first book in the Dustlands Trilogy, won the Costa Children’s Book Award, and Mark Lowery, whose first two comic novels were shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Other authors include Emily Thomas, Sue Durrant, Jane Hardstaff, Rhian Ivory and Nicola Penfold.

‘I love stories that stay in my mind, with voices that excite and tempt me to read on.’