Elisabet Brännström has been head of Bonnier Rights Fiction since 2013, and head of Bonnier Rights Finland since 2018. Elisabet fell in love with literary agenting as a 21-year-old living in London, before going to university to study subjects she deemed suitable for the agenting profession: lots of literature, some languages and a sprinkle of psychology.
She worked in agenting and publishing in London for almost ten years; five of which were spent at Andrew Nurnberg Associates, the world’s largest agency for translation rights, where she was a senior agent and head of the Dutch and Scandinavian markets.
In addition, she worked for shorter periods at publishing houses such as Head of Zeus where, as rights director, she was tasked with setting up the Rights Department from scratch.
In 2013, she moved from the UK to Sweden with her family to head up Bonnier Rights. Since then, she has worked with internationally bestselling authors such as Håkan Nesser, Mari Jungstedt, David Lagercrantz & Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kerstin Ekman, Tomas Tranströmer and more recently, Gertrud Hellbrand, Magnus Dahlström, Patrik Svensson, and Maria Adolfsson, to name but a few.
Elisabet and Bonnier Rights are always interested in finding new talent in the fields of adult fiction and narrative non-fiction written in the Nordic languages, with a focus on Swedish and Finnish. Please see our FAQ page for more information.