Lockdown diaries: the agent
Agents are often described as friends and therapists as well as a tough negotiators. The former really came into its own when COVID-19 hit. We work solely for our clients; we are the somewhat invisible middlemen (or women) whose role it is to put our authors’ needs first. But a global pandemic suddenly makes that seem so much harder – how can we reassure our clients when we are feeling that very fear ourselves?