The Starling Bureau is a London-based collective of literary translators bringing the world’s best books to publishers.


Combining knowledge, experience and skills across seven languages, we pitch books we love to English-language publishers, as well as offer consultancy services and information about funding and promotional opportunities.

The Starling Bureau was founded in 2017 by Zoë Perry, Roland Glasser, Paul Russell Garrett, Ruth Clarke, and Morgan Giles. Collaborating to find the world’s best literature, we work from Danish, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese and Spanish. If we can’t help with the particular project you’re looking for, we can put you in touch with one of our resources.


BOOKs we’re pitching

Discover our current selection of pitches, handpicked by us, bringing you books from nine countries and seven languages.


collaborations & Events


spotlight on lithuania

To mark the 2018 London Book Fair market focus on the Baltic countries, the Starling Bureau worked with Erika Lastovskytė to present three exciting Lithuanian authors. Click to read more about Erika and her pitches.

Japanese LiteraturE

Founding member and current Starling Bureau contributor, Morgan Giles, brings us some of her favourite untranslated literature from Japan. Click to read more about Morgan and her pitches.




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