International book scouting from the heart of London
DSLS sources the very best books from the UK as well as from other major languages for international translation, and advises on adaptation into film, TV and audio.
The agency was founded in London in 2005 and is now scouting for over 50 imprints, international publishing houses and media groups across the world.
Team Photos by Tim Smith-Laing
Daniela began her publishing career at an independent publishing house in Frankfurt, Germany, the home of the Frankfurt Book Fair. She moved on to join Random House Germany, commissioning German and English language fiction and specialising in writers from the Nordic countries. In 2005, Daniela relocated to London and founded DSLS Ltd.
Sofia joined the agency in 2018, after working as a translator and in educational publishing. She holds an MA in Translation from UCL and is fluent in French and Spanish. Before settling in London, she lived in Colorado, Paris, Scotland and New York. Sofia is the agency assistant. She reads across all genres.
Harriet joined the agency in 2015, after interning at Octopus and at Janklow and Nesbit in London. She has degrees in Classics from King’s College London. Harriet is overseeing the non-fiction scouting, and also reads commercial and literary fiction.
Sophie joined the agency in 2019 after working at Penguin Random House Children’s, Curtis Brown and Bell Lomax Moreton. She has degrees in English, Comparative and Children’s Literature from Cambridge and Edinburgh. Sophie scouts for children’s books.