Cathryn Summerhayes has been a literary agent at WME since November 2006. She works alongside WME’s New York agents selling UK rights for high-profile US clients such as Anita Shreve, Matthew Pearl, Jed Rubenfeld, Stephen Dubner & Steven Levitt, Kathy Reichs, Alice Munro, Karen Thompson Walker and Curtis Sittenfeld. Cathryn has a burgeoning stable of her own authors, including Richard Milward, the 23 year-old first-time novelist of Apples, who has been described by the Financial Times as ‘the JD Salinger of our time’; Clare Wigfall, whose critically-acclaimed short-story collection, The Loudest Sound And Nothing won the 2008 BBC National Short Story Award; David Whitehouse, whose Bed won the inaugural To Hell With Prizes this year and who has just been awarded the Betty Trask Award; Naomi Wood author of The Godless Boys and the soon to be published Mrs Hemingway and winner of the inaugural Eccles Foundation scholarship through The British Library and Deborah Kay Davies, winner of Welsh Book of the Year 2009. She represents several young male voices including Joe Stretch, Chris Killen and Phil Wilding. She recently closed major deals for comedian Micky Flanagan and music icon Jessie J. Prior to working at WME, Cathryn worked at David Godwin Associates and David Higham Associates, and before that, at Colman Getty PR, where she coordinated a number of high-profile events, including the Man Booker Prize and the Samuel Johnson Prize. Cathryn also coordinates the Literary Tent at Camp Bestival and is involved in both the Port Eliot Festivals and Edinburgh Festivals. Follow Cathryn on Twitter.