Polly Nolan works at the Greenhouse Literary Agency, a Trans-Atlantic agency specialising in writers for children and young adults. She has vast experience of the world of children’s books, having commissioned and edited for Egmont, Orion, Oxford University Press, Scholastic (where she was Editorial Director) and Macmillan Children’s Books (in the role of Publishing Director). She has been lucky enough to work with a diverse range of authors, including Liz Pichon, Roddy Doyle, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Kevin Brooks, Elizabeth Laird and Andrew Lane. She is always after a gripping story, originally told . . . but doesn’t really like prologues or books that feature talking birds.