Nisha Bailey

I’ve been in love with books ever since my Year 3 teacher Mr Frostick read Roald Dahl’s The Witches to the class. Pretty much the rest of my childhood was spent with my nose in a book. As an adult, I retained my keen interest in books but my career path led me to work in theatre and TV, followed by a few years working as cabin crew before trying to break into the literary industry. I’m thrilled to be joining JULA as Jo’s personal assistant, where I’ll be working on the admin side of things whilst learning all about publishing and how the agency is run.

I’m really keen on books that deal with feelings and hardship in a darkly humorous way, including Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton, and Of Love and Hunger by Julian MacLaren-Ross, historical fiction like The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, books that deal with subjects seen as taboo such as Period by Emma Barnett and short stories with a twist like Salt Slow by Julia Armfield. 

Nisha is not currently accepting submissions.