Laetitia Rutherford

Laetitia Rutherford grew up in London, apart from holidays spent with her maternal family in France. She read English at Balliol College, Oxford, then started working in publishing — first at Prospect magazine and then at HarperCollins. Five years later, she gained a Masters in 20th Century Literature from Goldsmiths College, before returning to work and becoming a literary agent. In her spare time, she set up Nibfest, a new literary festival in Notting Hill — its inaugural outing was in April 2013. She is married to film director James Erksine and they live in London with their son.