Helen sells international and translation rights for Barbican Press’s titles.

Helen launched her agency Helen Edwards Rights in 2020 on the back of over 25 years of experience selling international rights for two major UK publishing houses. She began her publishing career at Headline where she became Foreign Rights Manager before moving to Transworld Publishers (a division of Penguin Random House UK) and enjoying fifteen years as Rights Director. There she had the privilege of handling the US and Canadian rights for bestselling authors including Kate Atkinson, Fiona Barton, Paula Hawkins, Rachel Joyce and Vikas Swarup.