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Mina Yakinya

Agent's Assistant

Mina became a member of the Janklow & Nesbit family in 2024, following a tenure in Rights at Bonnier Books UK and previously interning at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency. In her current position, she is rejoining Hayley Steed as her assistant. A graduate of broadcast journalism, Mina exhibits a keen interest in current affairs, underscoring the importance of leveraging one's voice to engage with worlds outside of our own.

She is a lover of contemporary novels that capture the immigrant experience such as Dominicana by Angie Cruz, Olga Dies Dreaming by Xóchil Gonzalez, and classic coming-of-age tales like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith that explore the mundanity and nuances of everyday life. Mina is also an avid reader of literature in translation, citing Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura as one of her favourite books.