New Agent Eliot Baker joins Elina Ahlback Literary Agency

Wonderful news from Elina Ahlback Literary Agency: We are very happy to welcome a new agent, Eliot Baker, to our excellent team. We are growing and investing in the sales & marketing of Finnish literature abroad, with the goal being to ten-fold exports in the coming years.

Eliot started at our agency on the 9th of November, 2020, focusing on sales in the US, UK & Commonwealth, and Asia alongside CEO Elina Ahlbäck and in collaboration with the agency’s co-agents.  Eliot is responsible for marketing & communication, including social media, newsletters, website, reviews, and catalogues in collaboration with the EALA team. Eliot has a Master’s from Boston University in Science Journalism and a B.A. from Pitzer College in Literature, sandwiching a post-Baccalaureate in pre-Medical and Health Studies from the Harvard Extension School.  Eliot charted a weird but rewarding career path from Harvard science labs and Health Newsletters to a Nantucket newsroom and on to the vibrant tech start-up scenes of Helsinki, Finland and Seattle, Washington. A published novelist like his mother, Eliot is thrilled to apply his sales & marketing skills in a field he is most passionate about, helping connect Finnish and Nordic authors with international audiences.

Join us in congratulating Eliot and welcoming him to the Elina Ahlback Literary Agency!
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Here are all of our wonderful team members and their responsibilities:

Elina Ahlbäck
CEO & Owner, Literary Agent
Film & TV rights in collaboration with Agency’s media rights representative
U.S., UK & Commonwealth, Asian territories,  and Spain, Latin America,  Portugal

Julia Kellums
Literary Agent
Nordic Countries, the Netherlands, France, Germany (Children’s)
Scandinavian Subrights: Macmillan US Children’s & Simon & Schuster US Children’s
Social media & Communications

Toomas Aasmäe
Literary Agent 
Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Russia, Baltics, and Eastern & Southern Europe, world Arabic
Digital Business development

Eliot Baker
Literary Agent, Marketing Manager 
U.S., UK & Commonwealth in collaboration with Agency’s co-agents
Asian territories in collaboration with co-agencies
Marketing, Social media & Communications

Nicole Myyryläinen
Rights Coordinator
Contracts and royalties
Helsinki office administration

U.S., UK & Commonwealth: Rhea Lyons, HG Literary
China & Taiwan: The Grayhawk Agency
Japan: Japan UNI Agency, Inc.
Korea: Danny Hong Agency
Spain, Latin America, Brazil, Portugal: MB Agencia Literaria’

Worldwide Media Rights
Gudrun Giddings
Los Angeles office:
8549 Wilshire Blvd., Suite:1087
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Marketing & Communication
Marc Graser, Senior Content Strategist
Eliot Baker, Marketing Manager