Elina is the founder of the Agency, and has enjoyed a successful career in publishing and bookselling since 1982. She has built an extensive personal network in the international publishing community, and holds a Master of Science degree in international economics. She loves Shakespeare and Jane Austen – and enjoys Agatha Christie. In 2020, the Agency was shortlisted for The 2020 International Excellence Awards as one of the TOP3 Literary Agencies in the World at the London Book Fair. In 2019, Elina received the Agent of the Year Award at the 10th Anniversary Gala of the Association of Agents and Managers in Creative Industries (AGMA).