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Portland Literary

Long term guardians
of exceptional literary works

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Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that outstanding literary works reach future generations and are not forgotten.

We achieve this by investing our energy, expertise and financial resources over the long term.

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Who We Are

Portland Literary acquires interests in literary works, and invests energy and financial resources over time to ensure that they remain relevant and available to new generations.

Portland Literary was founded by The Grabiner Family Office, a London based family office with decades of experience investing in the British and global media landscape, supporting businesses across the media landscape from content creation and production to post-production, film financing and AI. 

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Our Approach

We take a holistic approach to bodies of literary work to maximise long-term royalty streams through investment, development and thoughtful management. 

We are literary first, and take all action to keep titles in the public consciousness, including investing in publishing, in promotion, and in new media and adaptation opportunities. As a family, we take a long-term patient capital approach, investing for whole-life of copyright and beyond.

Collaboration with the author or family is critical and we see each investment as an ongoing partnership.

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Josh Grabiner is a lawyer and investor, having spent nine years at Linklaters LLP advising domestic and global companies on governance, mergers, and acquisitions, before joining the Grabiner Family Office.

Dan Grabiner is a media investor and economist. He has been investing in and advising media companies for over ten years. He has an MBA from the London Business School.

Dan and Josh love a range of literature from thrillers and classics, to biography and historical fiction. However, both have young families so currently spend most of their time reading Shirley Hughes, Julia Donaldson, and Lucy Cousins!

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•   Frederick Forsyth’s The Shepherd is showing as a short film from December 1st 2023 exclusively on Disney +

•   Eddie Redmayne to star in the upcoming Peacock and Sky TV adaptation of The Day of the Jackal for release in 2024.

•   Portland Literary is delighted to have partnered with the family of Evelyn Waugh, one of the great novelists of the 20th century, to acquire an interest in the Waugh Estate. We are hugely excited to help bring the author’s unique works to new generations.

•   Portland Literary has appointed David Young as senior non-executive director. David is an experienced owner and manager of publishing companies having been Chairman and CEO of Hachette USA, Deputy CEO of Hachette UK and CEO of Orion Publishing Group, as well as Chairman of the Association of American Publishers. He was for eight years a director of Tate Enterprises and is a nonexecutive director of Scholastic Corporation and Chairman of Canongate Books Ltd.

•   Portland Literary is delighted to have acquired the literary works of Frederick Forsyth CBE, the English novelist and journalist best known as a master writer of thrillers such as The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, and The Deceiver. We are hugely excited to invest in this exceptional body of work and look forward to ensuring that Mr Forsyth’s thrilling novels and short stories continue to entertain future generations of readers across the world.

“I am delighted to be in partnership with Portland Literary. It is a pleasure to see the team developing my body of work and bringing my characters and stories to the forefront for new generations.”

- Frederick Forsyth CBE

“It is a pleasure working with Portland Literary who add another dimension to our representation of clients. The team bring tremendous experience across all media and make wonderful partners to both agents and authors. They are proactive, enthusiastic, and hugely keen to promote and build upon Freddie’s fantastic novels and short stories.”

- Jonathan Lloyd, literary agent to Frederick Forsyth

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We love speaking to authors, literary agents and estate owners.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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All communications will be treated as strictly confidential

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