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 high quality non-fiction, commercial women's fiction, crime and thrillers.
Note: Vicki is no longer considering picture books and middle grade submissions.
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.
Note: Nadine will not be taking on any new authors in 2024.
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.
A graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago, Fergus spent a decade working in the performing arts industry as an actor, grant writer, and producer. He interned at High Spot Literary while working at the University of Auckland Bookstore before joining the team as a Junior Agent in 2022.
Working from Melbourne, Australia, Fergus is looking for compelling Australian non-fiction projects, including those in the food and wine space. For fiction projects, he is actively seeking thriller, crime, action/adventure, science fiction, horror, and compelling literary fiction. He prefers to work with local authors in Australia and New Zealand, but will consider some international manuscripts.