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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. 

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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 high-quality literary and commercial fiction, short story collections, narrative nonfiction and visual coffee table books, all with international appeal.

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JUNIOR Literary Agent 


Jessica is a graduate of Auckland University and holds a Masters of History and a Masters of Creative Writing. She is a well-travelled speaker and advocate for the power of literature to empower and grow communities. She has worked with writers for the past five years, working as a freelance editor for academic articles and fiction. She is a passionate newcomer to High Spot Literary with a keen eye for authorial voice and the marketability of a story. She represents young adult, new adult, middle grade fiction, fantasy, memoir,literary fiction, and historical fiction. 

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Literary Agent 


Sarah has worked with authors and publishers for over 17 years as an international writing coach and book editor. She has written two non-fiction books, a children’s book and has contributed to numerous anthologies and collections. She has also edited over ten books. She teaches personal narrative fiction at University of Cape Town at MA level. Sarah is a frequent guest on talk shows and literary festivals and a contributor to magazines internationally. 

Sarah was also the former personal finance editor at the Mail & Guardian, radio news editor at Business Day radio and had a 10 year career as a magazine publisher and editor.  

Sarah joined High Spot Literary in 2019. She represents authors of non-fiction, commercial fiction (with a special interest in romance, crime, Middle Grade Fiction and Young Adult/ New Adult). She also represents celebrity or breathtaking memoirs. 

high spot n. A highly regarded first or important edition of a book.
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