We are excited to announce that Paper Literary has made its first hire. Katie Greenstreet from C&W has joined as an agent focusing on adult fiction and crime.

A former lawyer, Greenstreet began her publishing career at ICM Partners in New York as an assistant to Binky Urban. After moving to London, she has been at C&W Agency for five years, working alongside Sue Armstrong and Sophie Lambert. She has sold multiple projects across upmarket women’s fiction and crime, including Comedy Women in Print shortlisted The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman, Amazon bestseller The Safe Place by Anna Downes, and Ericka Waller’s Dog Days, which was snapped up by Doubleday in a six-figure pre-empt.

Katie Greenstreet says: ‘Catherine was one of the first people I met when I made the leap into publishing, and she’s remained a stalwart colleague, confidante, and friend across the many years since. I’ve had the opportunity to learn from some of the best agents in the business during my time at ICM and C&W, but I am delighted to be taking this next step in my career alongside someone as focused and forward-thinking as Catherine. I’ve welcomed some incredible new authors to my list over the past year, and Paper Literary is the perfect place from which to launch their careers. I’m excited to see their stories fly and to discover even more new talent in 2022.’

Sophie Lambert (Director, C&W) says: ‘Whilst we’re undeniably sad to lose Katie, we know how alluring the prospect of working with Catherine at Paper Literary is. As a long standing member of our team joining forces Catherine, who is also a much beloved author we represent, we know we will continue to stay in close touch. Katie’s eye for stand out commercial fiction is excellent, and I’m thrilled for her to be focusing wholly on building her own list. We wish Katie and Catherine great success.’

Catherine Cho says: “I’ve long admired Katie’s brilliant taste and dedication to her writers. We share a lot – we’re both Americans from the south, former lawyers who’ve crossed into publishing, and I know that we also share a vision for what we would like agenting to be. Katie is an exceptional talent, and I’m excited for this next stage for Paper.

Katie’s email is: katie@paperliterary.com