Carolyn Forde is a Partner, Senior Literary Agent and International Rights Director at Transatlantic Agency. She represents a wide variety of authors, ranging from bestselling commercial fiction to award-winning literary fiction, memoir, narrative non-fiction and investigative journalism. Carolyn is an active member of the literary community and has participated as speaker or mentor with the Surrey International Writers Conference, Word on the Street, Writers Guild of Alberta, Ontario Writers’ Conference, Diaspora Dialogues and the Sarah Selecky School. She is a founding member and current President of the Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents (PACLA) and is the Chair of the Toronto International Festival of Authors’ International Visitor Committee. She is a graduate of Trent University and Robert Gordon University Publishing Program and Simon Fraser University’s Publishing Intensive Program. She has lived in the UK, Czech Republic, Mexico and Japan.