18 – 20 April 2023

The Rights Professional Award


Criteria: Individuals who have achieved demonstrable success in selling rights and licenses:  good negotiators; commercially aware; possessing excellent knowledge of copyright and contracts, and are, with their sub agencies, continuously seeking to find more readerships and long-term partnerships for all of their writers. The judges will be looking for breadth of platforms, territories, languages, or media, and will welcome examples of the ability to extract maximum value from international markets.


Who is eligible: Anyone working in any aspect of rights or licensing, based outside the UK; literary agents who have made a significant impact on the promotion, sale and translation of non-English-speaking authors, thus maximising their authors’ interests in the long and short term, and agents based in the UK, who work only with non-English-speaking authors.


2021 winner: Nora Mercurio

2021 shortlist: Marina Huguet-Cuevas and Szilvia Molnar


Entry deadline: 5pm (GMT) Friday 14th January