OUR AGENTS
VICKI MARSDON
Literary Agent and Director

Vicki has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years.

She started her career in the sales and marketing department of Heinemann Education before taking on the role of Educational Publisher.  She developed the successful children’s list at Reed Publishing NZ, where she produced many award-winning books before working as Children’s Publisher at Penguin and then Associate Publisher at Harper Collins NZ.

After four years as a literary agent with Wordlink Literary, Vicki started High Spot Literary with business partner and fellow agent Nadine Rubin Nathan where she continues to pursue her interest in working with talented authors across a range of genres – in particular thought-provoking commercial fiction, high quality non-fiction, children’s picture books, middle grade and YA fiction. 

NADINE RUBIN NATHAN

Literary Agent and Director

 

Nadine has over 20 years of experience in publishing. She was editor in chief of ELLE in South Africa, an editor at Harper’s Bazaar and the New York Post in New York and a senior book editor at Assouline Publishing in New York. Nadine has written two travel guides, one children’s book, and collaborated on photography books. She has a MA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. 

Nadine joined Wordlink Literary in May 2017 and in January 2018, co-founded High Spot Literary with business partner and fellow agent Vicki Marsdon. She represents authors of literary and commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction, all with international appeal.

CATHERINE WALLACE

Associate Literary Agent 

 

Catherine has a background in education, communications and public relations and a PhD from Massey University. Since 2014, she has co-directed the annual Hamilton Book Month and has worked with the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival as a publicist.

She is experienced in liaising with publishers, publicists, authors and illustrators and is passionate about supporting authors. Catherine is also a published nonfiction author who works as a freelance editor on a range of academic and industry publications. 

Catherine is keen to work with authors in a variety of genres including non fiction, education, commercial and literary fiction, crime, mystery and thrillers.     

NINA LEON

Junior Literary Agent 

After obtaining her honours degree in publishing, Nina went on to intern at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency before arriving at High Spot Literary as a junior agent.

Nina is currently building her list of new adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction across all genres with a particular interest in fantasy.

Nina has a soft spot for magical realism, neo-Victorianism, enemies to lovers, expansive fantastical worlds, magical academia, and stories with rich emotional depth. Nina welcomes both commercial and literary works.