Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency

Welcome to Nikki Marmery

We are thrilled to welcome the talented Nikki Marmery to DKW as Ella’s newest client! Nikki’s debut Isla Maria, which was shortlisted for the Myriad Editions First Drafts Competition 2017, is a literary historical novel inspired by the true story of Maria, the only woman on the Golden Hind with Francis Drake when he circumnavigated the world in 1577-1580. This is the untold story of one woman’s struggle for freedom and self-possession on the defining voyage of the Elizabethan age of discovery, about the voices missing from the historical record, and the abuse and exploitation of women in male-dominated environments. Evocatively written, with a wonderfully distinctive heroine and immersive settings, it’s a truly special debut and we couldn’t be more pleased to be working with Nikki!