WME Adds Pair of Lit Agents in London

Simon Trewin and Elizabeth Sheinkman have joined William Morris Endeavor’s London office

Literary agents Simon Trewin and Elizabeth Sheinkman have joined William Morris Endeavor’s London office, the agency announced on Monday.

Trewin joins the agency as partner and head of its U.K. literary department.

Trewin has had stints at United Agents and Peters, Fraser and Dunlop; he’s worked with clients such as Andrew Millier, Danny Wallace and Boy George.

Sheinkman, whose last two stops were at Curtis Brown and the Elaine Markson Agency, has represented Steve Toltz, Marcel Therous and Melanie Gideon among others.

Cathryn Summerhayes has been a literary agent out of that office since 2006.

“I'm proud to be building on WME's incredible legacy by the expansion of its UK literary division,” Trewin said in a statement. “I look forward to bringing new British authors into the fold and working closely with Cathryn and Elizabeth and WME's amazing teams in London, New York and Los Angeles."

“Both Simon and Elizabeth bring years of experience and literary prowess to our London bench,” Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, WME board member and worldwide lit department co-head, said in a statement. “We feel like we’ve hit the jackpot with these two, and I’m looking forward to watching our U.K. book division evolve in this exciting new incarnation."