Sophie Gorell Barnes


Currently focused on Middle Grade Humour and Authentic Characters

Sophie studied theatre and television and worked as a researcher for several years on factual programmes and for the COI. She has written children’s books for Macmillan Education, reviewed theatre and worked on magazines as a sub editor. She joined MBA at the end of 1993 and moved to agenting original and talented children’s writers, working on picture books to YA fiction.  She also agents writers for theatre, adult non fiction and handles audiobook rights for MBA. She is looking, in particular, for slick and humorous middle grade fiction.


Clients of Sophie Gorell Barnes

Sufiya Ahmed


Sufiya Ahmed was born in India and arrived in the UK as a baby. She …

Noga Applebaum


After years of reading about rock buns and homemade lemonade, Noga ventured from her native …

Vivienne Bolton


With over a dozen titles to her name, Vivienne Bolton is a prolific writer of …

Sita Brahmachari

Author | Playwright

Sita’s remarkable debut book Artichoke Hearts (Macmillan 2011) won the Waterstone’s Prize 2011 and among …

Johnny Carrington


Johnny’s life is all about drama – whether teaching it -Head of Drama at Testbourne …

Alys Clare


Alys Clare is the pseudonym of Elizabeth Harris.  She has lived in Kent since childhood, …

Natasha Desborough

Author | Scriptwriter

Not short of ideas or a unique world-view, Natasha brings a highly authentic quirky original …

Mahny Djahanguiri


Mahny Djahanguiri was born in Switzerland to a British mother and Iranian father and spent …

Elizabeth Harris


Elizabeth Harris was born in Cambridge, brought up in Kent, and spends much of her …

Christopher William Hill

Author | Playwright

Christopher William Hill is an award-winning children’s novelist and playwright. His series of children’s novels, Tales …

Andy Jones


Andy Jones lives in London with his wife and two baby girls. By day, he …

Antonio Mendez


Antonio was born in 1971 and lives in New York City where he has worked …

Rebecca Promitzer


Rebecca Promitzer trained as a scriptwriter at Goldsmiths. Her film and television credits included THE …

Jan Stradling


Jan Stradling spent several years as a primary school teacher before moving into the world …

Danny Sturrock


Danny Sturrock works at Oaklands as the Drama Departments Theatre Technician. He has been an …

Sheryl Webster


With a degree in English and Psychology, Sheryl worked as a primary school teacher before …

Mark Wheeller


Although Mark’s name is not well-known outside schools and colleges, he is one of the …