Liane-Louise Smith

International Rights Director

Liane-Louise is the Rights Director at Madeleine Milburn Ltd and is responsible for managing all aspects of the agency’s vibrant international rights department.

After graduating from Cambridge with an MPhil in Linguistics, Liane-Louise worked in the contracts department of Transworld Publishers. This was the perfect place to learn about the nuts and bolts of the publishing industry. She then joined the international rights team at Random House Children’s Books.
She moved over to agenting as an assistant in 2012, before becoming International Rights Agent a few years later. She joined Madeleine Milburn Ltd in 2019.
A linguist and avid reader of international fiction and non-fiction, Liane-Louise is passionate about spreading stories and ideas as widely as possible, and never tires of the excitement of finding international publishers for her authors’ books, helping them on their way to becoming bestsellers around the world.