It’s been a proud day at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency following the release of the 2018 British Book Awards shortlists.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine has been shortlisted in three categories: Debut of the Year, Audio Book of the Year, and Marketing Campaign of the Year. And to cap it off, Madeleine Milburn is also shortlisted for the Literary Agent of the Year award.
Madeleine would much rather concentrate on the amazing Oliphant hat-trick, but let’s force her to enjoy this moment too.
We know she won’t want to linger on this for too long, so to make it easier for her, here’s a quick summary for why she was nominated: she works tirelessly for her authors; she launches careers with vigour; she guides next steps with care and attention; she consistently champions her authors’ work; she fights their corner; she lives and breathes publishing; she was in the Bookseller100; she spots a trend; she inspires her colleagues.
But more importantly, she has the most amazing authors.
So here’s to you, Madeleine. We’re immensely proud of everything you’ve achieved to date, and we raise a glass to the future.
Now we’ll let you get on.