About Us

A literary agency based in France
Sale and acquisition of translation rights in France

Founded by publisher Yannaelle Boucher-Durand and author Jean-Pierre le Mat, Leor Literary Agency is a domestic & foreign rights’ agency based in France. From global rights coverage to professional counselling and editorial services, Leor Literary Agency, based in France, specializes in the sale and acquisition of translation rights for fiction, non-fiction and children’s books on the behalf of a careful selection of independent French publishers.

We believe that the most original creations come from independent publishers. With very dynamic publishing houses, like Locus Solus, Apogée or la Pimpante, whose ambition and high standards are often welcomed warmly by foreign publishers, independent French publishers are indeed very active and allow Leor literary agency to promote French culture overseas.

In addition to attending the Frankfurt and London book fairs our team also makes regular trips abroad to meet up with publishers and is committed to offer each client the highest possible level of care and professionalism, so that each book can find its readers. No matter where they are.

Please find more information on our Foreign Rights section.

Meet the team

Yannaelle Boucher-Durand

Co-founder of Leor literary Agency, Yannaelle holds a master’s degree in Publishing and has worked for Coop Breizh publishing (29), Locus Solus publishing (29) and Flammarion (75) before specializing in domestic & foreign rights. With a keen eye for talent, an unwavering determination and an undying enthusiasm, Yannaelle is dedicated to bringing artists and publishers together while maintaining impeccable professional standards.

Jean-Pierre Le Mat

Co-founder of Leor Literary agency, Jean-Pierre le Mat has been a professional writer for the past 40 years. His passion for History, sociology and foreign cultures make him a prolific creator and passionate thinker.

Jérome Delattre

Co-Manager and Marketing executive at Leor Literary Agency, Jerome is a professional web developer. He is in charge of social networks and computer maintenance of the agency.

He is keen to illustrated and sociological books.