Transatlantic Agency Changes Ownership, Adds Agents
David Bennett, president of Transatlantic Agency, has sold his controlling interest in the agency to partner Samantha Haywood, who has been named president of the company. Bennett remains at the company as chairman emeritus. Lynn Bennett will remain Treasurer.
In addition, Rob Firing has joined Transatlantic as a speakers’ agent and literary agent, and will create a speakers’ division. He has signed Paulette Bourgeois, Karen Le Billon, and Zarqa Nawaz. Firing was formerly senior director of publicity, communications, and speakers’ bureau at HarperCollins Canada. Marilyn Biderman, previously of Marilyn Biderman Literary Management, joins Transatlantic as senior literary agent and will bring her clients to Transatlantic.