I first trained as a barrister before interning at both the Wylie Agency and Curtis Brown. I officially joined Curtis Brown in 2005 and began my career assisting the wonderful Vivienne Schuster.
My fiction tastes are broad but are unified by my desire to represent unique stories and smart voices. What I want is to feel passionate about the narrative and believe absolutely in the world an author has crafted. I talk in more detail about this here.
For fiction submissions, please send the first three chapters/10,000 words of your material, a synopsis and a biographical note to firstname.lastname@example.org. For non-fiction, please send a detailed proposal.
I have represented from the beginning of their careers esteemed and bestselling authors Rosamund Lupton, Renee Knight, Laura Marshall Gytha Lodge and Tammy Cohen and, alongside my growing list of debuts, like the Bath First Novel Award winner Abi Dare, I am privileged enough to work on the Estate of Daphne du Maurier and the incomparable Jilly Cooper. I am also honoured to represent the extraordinary Danielle Steel here in the UK. I love thrillers, suspense crime, historical and literary fiction. I’m open to outstanding YA or futuristic fiction, or that which imagines alternative histories. I also co-agent a number of authors with the US agency ICM, among whom number the Pulitzer-winning Jennifer Egan and Women's Prize winner Ann Patchett.
My non-fiction is predominantly cookery with writers such as Anna Jones, Georgina Hayden, Samin Nosrat and Claire Ptak. In food writers I want someone who can write beautifully and evocatively about their subject and change the way I think about my plate.
I additionally have an interest in narrative non-fiction particularly as it pertains to women, their bodies, status or experience.
I like to work with all of my clients in the 360, helping to form a strategy that straddles not only the domestic and international sales of their books, but also the exploitation of their media rights.