Markus Hoffmann is a partner at Regal Hoffmann & Associates LLC. He joined the agency (then called Regal Literary) in 2006, after having worked for several years as a literary scout and foreign rights agent on both sides of the Atlantic, including as Foreign Rights Manager at Aitken Alexander Associates in London and Director of International Scouting at Maria Campbell Associates in New York. He holds an MA in English and Russian Literature and Linguistics from Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, and also studied in Moscow and at Hertford College, Oxford. His main interests as an agent are international and literary fiction, crime, cultural studies, current affairs, economics, history, music, science, and travel, adventure, and sports writing, especially anything related to surfing. He regularly attends the London and Frankfurt Book Fairs, where he also appears as part of the horn section of Half On Signature, the finest R & B band on the international publishing circuit.