Lisa
Babalis

I work as an editorial consultant to the book department at Curtis Brown and I am building a children’s book list, with a special focus on middle grade and YA writers. I am looking for a strong narrative with great writing. I will read any genre as long as the writing is strong and the character and plot are well developed.


Children’s books I adore include anything by Philip Pullman, Roald Dahl, Diana Wynne Jones, JK Rowling and so many more. Recently, I really enjoyed Nevermoor, The Girl of Ink and Stars and The Explorer

I joined Curtis Brown in 2011 as Jonny Geller’s assistant and came back part-time after maternity leave. Before that I worked for four years in the theatre department of The Agency, and before that I worked in magazine publishing. 

Email me at lisa@curtisbrown.co.uk. I’d like three chapters and a synopsis. I try my best to read in order of receipt and I will get back to you!