International Rights Agent

globeBrownlee Donald Associates has a wealth of publishing contacts throughout the world and a strong track record in selling international rights, particularly in the US, Canada and Australia.

Fiona Brownlee attends the major book fairs in London and Frankfurt and has previously attended Guadalajara, Mexico;  Turin; Toronto and the Jerusalem Book Fair (having been selected as a fellow for the prestigious Jerusalem Fellowship Programme).  She also visits New York publishers on a regular basis and recently made rights trips to Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Primary clients are former Scottish Publisher of the Year Birlinn inc Polygon (WEL direct and translation with a network of sub agents) and agent Jenny Brown Associates, (to North America only)

Deals to North America include Nurse, Come You Here! by Julia Macleod, Sixty Degrees North by Malachy Tallack, The Agent Runner & A Loyal Spy by Simon Conway, The Typewriter’s Tale by Michiel Heyns, Treats by Lara Williams, The Unforgotten by Laura Powell, The Last Wave by Gillian Best, Booker-shortlisted His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet, Bone Deep by Sandra Ireland, The Course of History by Struan Stevenson & Tony Singh, The 31 Kings by Robert Harris, Bloody Scotland by various leading crime writers and a three book deal for Sarah Maine.

Australian deals include The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine, All the Galaxies by Philip Miller and The Night He Left by Sue Lawrence.


‘the Scottish publishing world is benefiting greatly from Fiona Brownlee’s bold and timely move to set herself up as a rights professional, working for a range of publishers and for our agency.   Her experience and range of international contacts coupled with her enthusiasm for and knowledge of writing from Scotland make her the ideal ambassador.  Fiona is utterly professional, hard working, brilliant at closing a deal, and her charm and sense of fun make her a delight to work with.’
Jenny Brown, Director, JBA

Brownlee Donald Associates work with the following sub agents:

ACER – Spain, Portugal & South America (Elizabeth Atkins & Roberto Dominguez)
Agence Lapautre – France (Catherine Lapautre & Claire de Robespierre)
Kossak Agency  – Germany (Lars Schultze & Antje Hartmann)
Kooy Agency – Netherlands & Scandinavia (Maydo)
Big Apple Tuttle Mori – China / Taiwan (Chris Lin)
Tuttle Mori Agency – Japan (Asako Kawachi & Misa Morikawa)
Eric Yang Agency – Korea (Jackie Yang & Henry Shin)
Kalem Agency – Turkey (Nazli Gurkas & Hazal Baydur)
JLM – Greece (John Moukaku)
Natoli, Stefan & Olivia – Italy (Roberta Oliva & Rossella Rebecchi)
Book/Lab – Poland (Agata Zabowska)


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  1. Hi Fiona. Congratulations and best wishes to yourself and all in the Sleepless household. It was sad to see the end of Mainstream (and a bit confusing) but I always knew most of the brilliant staff there would go on to greater things! J

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