Left Bank Literary is a Sydney-based literary agency specialising in quality fiction and non-fiction. We work closely with our clients to develop their manuscripts to their greatest potential before representing them to publishers and other media organisations.
Our name references the creative environment that blossomed in 'the city of light' nearly a century ago. These writers were a vital force in an era of rising conservatism and facism. We have created Left Bank Literary to provide a home for the fertile ideas of our clients and to ensure literature continues to contribute to the most important conversations of the world.
Gaby Naher Agent
Gaby is a literary agent with over 30 years experience in the book industry. Her clients include Stella-prize-winning Heather Rose, and New York Times #1 bestseller, Candice Fox. Prior to establishing The Naher Agency in May 2008, Gaby worked as a literary agent, publicist and bookseller in Sydney, London and New York. She is the author of four books and has a Doctorate of Creative Arts. She is President of the Australian Literary Agents Association and a Patrol Captain at Bronte Surf Life Saving Club.
Grace Heifetz Agent
Grace grew up between Sydney and the Blue Mountains and has lived in London and San Francisco. She returned to Australia in 2002 and began working at Curtis Brown where she worked in a number of roles until mid-2019. Her clients include authors such as Mark Brandi, Chris Hammer, Bri Lee and Nakkiah Lui. Grace is also on the board on the Blue Mountains Writers Festival and the National Young Writers' Festival.
Rebecca Slater Rights Manager
Rebecca is a publishing and rights professional from Sydney. She has worked across Australia and the UK in publishing and the arts, including roles with Literary Scout Sylvie Zannier, Australian independent publisher Allen & Unwin, Belvoir St Theatre, Southbank Centre and Sydney Festival. She has a Masters in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Oxford and is an active member of the emerging writers’ community in Sydney.