Lydia Moëd

Literary & Rights Agent

Lydia Moëd came to Canada from the UK, where she worked for several years as a foreign rights executive in children’s publishing. She has also worked as a freelance literary translator and editor, and as a bookseller at Foyles in London. In addition to handling foreign rights for The Rights Factory’s children’s and YA list, she is building her own list of clients for representation.

For fiction, she is most interested in acquiring science fiction and fantasy, though she also enjoys magic realism, historical fiction and stories inspired by folklore from around the world. She is only looking for manuscripts that pass the Bechdel Test, and is particularly interested in receiving submissions by authors from marginalised or underrepresented groups. For non-fiction, she is interested in narrative non-fiction on a wide variety of topics, including history, popular science, biography and travel.

Her non-book-related interests include hula-hooping, watching ice hockey, and exploring unlikely regions of her new country. She likes swashbuckling SFF TV series and quiet Japanese films in which nothing really happens. She tweets as @LydiaMoed.


Lydia is currently closed to queries.

Interested in:

Biography, Fantasy, Food and Drink, Historical Fiction, History, Popular Science, Science Fiction, Travel

Authors Represented: