- Elise Dillsworth, Literary Agent
Elise Dillsworth became a literary agent and set up her agency in 2012 and became an associate of DHA in 2020. She represents literary and general fiction and non-fiction, with a keen aim to reflect writing that is international. Previously she was a commissioning editor at Virago Press, an imprint of Little Brown Book Group. She co-founded the Diversity in Publishing Network in 2004, which received the New Venture Award from Women in Publishing in 2005 and co-facilitated workshops for the AKO Caine Prize. She has been a judge for numerous prizes including the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, the OCM Bocas Fiction Prize for Caribbean Literature, SI Leeds Prize, the Northern Writers’ Awards and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize.