What We Do

With years of experience and expertise in both publishing and the film and TV industry, we offer a comprehensive and tailored service to our clients. MTLS is London based and specialises in the UK market, but with an eye to great storytellers and writing the world over.

We work with translation publishers and film and TV companies to help them find the very best books. For our translation clients we read and report on books being sold in the publishing market, both in the UK and internationally. We look at fiction and non-fiction, and across genres, from literary to more commercial books, isolating the best and hottest books out there and helping clients navigate the market.

For our film and TV clients we scout books suited to adaptation. We read and cover a wide range of books, from graphic novels, literary fiction, crime and thriller, memoir to non-fiction that gives windows into different worlds. We work closely with our clients to isolate what they are looking for and keep them up-to-date on trends and sales in the publishing industry, as well as submissions from book to film agents.

Who We Are

Mira Trenchard, literary scout and owner

Mira founded MTLS in 2007. She reads and speaks German.

Cassie Metcalf-Slovo, head of film/TV scouting

Cassie joined MTLS in 2016, after three years at Working Title Films and previously at the literary agency Aitken Alexander.

Gabrielle Demblon, literary scout

Gabrielle joined MTLS after completing her MA in Cultural Studies at SOAS, where she focused on contemporary African literature with a queer slant.

Ella Munn-Giddings, associate scout

Ella joined MTLS in 2019, having completed a Masters in French Literature and Culture and worked at the London office of Susanna Lea Associates literary agency. She reads and speaks Spanish, French and Portuguese.

Harry Churchill-Coleman, assistant scout

Harry joined MTLS in 2022, first as an intern and reader, and then as the office assistant.

Contact Us

Email: mira@miratrenchard.co.uk

Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA