Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Olga Filina of 5 Otter Literary

Olga Filina is a Literary Agent and Partner at 5 Otter Literary.

Olga brings over twenty years of book industry experience to her work as an agent. From bookseller and buyer at national and independent bookstore chains, to director of literary festivals, library board member, publishing consultant, independent editor, book reviewer, and founding member of the Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents (PACLA), she has the specialized knowledge to find the best direction for her clients’ work.

She is currently looking for narrative and prescriptive non-fiction projects across all categories: literary and book club fiction, historical fiction, crime, mystery, suspense, and memoir with exceptional writing, focusing on underrepresented voices. In the children’s space, she is looking for middle grade fiction with memorable characters, contemporary YA, and nonfiction across all categories.