Laia FeliuFounder & CEO
Laia has been a bookworm since she can remember. Born in Spain and based in England, she created TRC in hopes of diversifying people’s bookshelves. She studies English Literature and Creative Writing and her current favourite book is Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson.
Sarah GillSocial Media Manager & Trustee
Sarah is an English graduate and a publishing hopeful. She’s building up her marketing experience before going into the industry, and is currently writing scripts for season five of the Women’s Prize for Fiction podcast. As well as being a keen reader, she also loves writing and has had three of her poems published in art zines.
Emily AllenBlog Contributor & Trustee
Emily is a born book lover and a writer of fiction and non-fiction. She studied English and the history of the written word at St Andrews University, and she speaks French. Her current favourite book is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
Mo KendallBlog Contributor
Mo has always loved having her head in a book or a pen in her hand. She writes blog content, recently trained as a copywriter and is also studying proofreading and editing. She has two short stories and a novel in very, very slow progress.
Cariad WoosterBlog Contributor
Cariad is a journalism student who has loved books ever since they were little. They love reading anything from fantasy to horror, especially by authors who can represent them.
Harriet ClarkBlog Contributor & Content Creator
Sussex-based singer/songwriter Hetty Clark melds spacious soundscapes and riveting vocal emotion, embracing an inventive vein of downtempo electronic pop. As a freelance writer, Hetty’s focus is on medical cannabis and health and wellness.
Lorena NutaBlog Contributor
Lorena is in her last year of Advertising and Public Relations studies. She loves a good thriller story, and she’s also interested in personal development books. She loves reading in the peace of the mountains or any other place in nature. On rainy days, her favourite plan is getting cosy with a good book and a cup of coffee.
Cerys-Leigh PhippsBlog Contributor
Cerys-Leigh is an English Literature student at Swansea University and is based in South Wales. She is also a reviewer/blogger with the aim of working in Children’s Publishing. Her favourite book genres include Greek Mythology and Feminist Literature, but she is open to trying and reading anything new!
Ruby FitzgeraldPR Assistant
Ruby is an English graduate who has experience working as a copywriter and is about to begin a new role as a Communications Assistant. She loves reading and believes in the power of books to develop our compassion, imagination and confidence. Her favourite ever book is Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami.
Saffron CouttsBlog Contributor
Saffron is in her final year as an English and Drama undergraduate. With a keen eye for literature she is working towards entering the publishing field in the Editorial department. In her free time she likes to hunt bookshops for new hardback editions to add to her ‘to be read’ list.
Jessica BlissitBlog Contributor
Jess is currently studying literature and creative writing at UEA, but in her spare time she enjoys solo travelling and baking banana bread.
Leah WingenrothBlog Contributor & Marketing Consultant
Leah holds an MA in literature from King’s College and lives between London and her hometown of the Outer Banks of North Carolina (yes, like the show). She is a lifelong, voracious reader, a lover of literary fiction, and is passionate about supporting young learners.
Lucy LovedayProject Development Assistant
Lucy has recently completed her masters in Publishing and now hopes to make a difference in the industry by inspiring children to read. She always has a book to hand, usually fantasy or historical, though enjoys other genres too. When she is not in coffee shops writing her own fantasy trilogy, she is likely out walking with a flask of earl grey tea.
Natsumi HaradaProject Development Assistant
Natsumi graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Children’s Literature at the University of Reading. Her volunteer experiences in craft workshops for children in Japan and attending art class in a primary school in Reading, made her realise the importance of developing imagination and creativity. Her recent interests are children, art, and translation.
Ashleigh CameronBlog Contributor & Book Club Coordinator
Ashleigh is a London-based creative, trained product developer in fashion. Surrounded by avid readers growing up, literature has been a constant inspiration in her life and work. Joining TRC enables her to professionally pursue this passion and support a cause close to her heart. She enjoys reading many different genres, but will often be found reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for the umpteenth time.
Leah GolderBlog Contributor
Leah is currently studying for a Masters in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture at the University of York. When she isn’t in the library studying, Leah is an insatiable reader with an ever-growing TBR list. She can be found in her favourite spot outside the York Minster with a book in hand, or in her favourite independent bookshop found in the shadows of the Minster hunting for the next hardback to add to her collection.