Literary agent at PFD

Nelle Andrew is a primary agent at Peters, Fraser and Dunlop (PFD). She was nominated for Literary Agent of the Year at The British Book Awards 2018, and was a Bookseller Rising Star in 2016. Her career includes discovering and agenting Sunday Times, and New York Times bestsellers; award winning novelists as well as several…

Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, author of Swansong - BPA

Author and Screenwriter

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Kelleigh lives between Los Angeles and London.  She earned a BFA (Directing) from Carnegie Mellon University, studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California, and has been honoured by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a Finalist for the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, among numerous screenwriting accolades.…

Alice Jolly author to give workshop at BPA October retreat

Novelist and Playwright

Novelist and playwright Alice Jolly’s 2015 memoir Dead Babies and Seaside Towns won the Pen Ackerley Prize and one of her short stories won the 2014 VS Pritchett Memorial Prize, awarded by The Royal Society of Literature.  She has also published two novels with Simon & Schuster and four of her plays have been produced by…

Louise Doughty

Novelist and playwright

Louise Doughty is an author, playwright and journalist. She’s written nine novels including her latest, Platform Seven, which will be published by Faber & Faber in August 2019.  Her previous book was Black Water, which was published to critical acclaim in the UK and US, where it was nominated as one of the New York…

Selina walker - Blue Pencil Agency Retreats

Publisher, Random House

Selina heads up the Century and Arrow hardcover and paperback imprints at Penguin Random House, publishers of commercial fiction and non-fiction. She work with authors as wonderfully diverse and creative as EL James, Anthony Horowitz, Harlan Coben, Lisa Gardner, Tony Parsons, Simon Kernick, Lisa Jewell, and Katie Fforde. Later this year, she is publishing an…

Caroline Wood - Blue Pencil Agency

Literary agent, FBA

Caroline was a film producer before joining Felicity Bryan Associates in 2006. She represents writers of literary fiction, well-written commercial fiction and crime fiction, including a number of award-winning and top ten best-selling authors. These include Louis de Berniere, Jonathan Coe and Sadie Jones. She also represents some non-fiction, primarily memoirs.

Publisher, Transworld

Kirsty DunseathPublishing Director Biography Kirsty Dunseath began her career at Jonathan Cape and then The Women’s Press in the 1990s. She went on to join Orion in 2002, where she remained for 16 years, publishing bestselling authors including, most notably, Gillian Flynn, whose book Gone Girl has now sold 4.3 million copies. Her other publishing…

Novelist and Broadcaster

Marcel TherouxAuthor Biography Marcel Raymond Theroux (born 13 June 1968) is an English novelist and broadcaster. He wrote The Stranger in The Earth and The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes: A Paper Chase, for which he won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2002. His third novel, A Blow to the Heart, was published by Faber in 2006. His fourth, Far North, was published in June 2009. His…

Iain MaloneyAuthor Biography Iain Maloney is the author of three novels – The Waves Burn Bright (Freight, 2016), Silma Hill (Freight, 2015) and First Time Solo (Freight, 2014) – and editor of In The Empty Places (2014), a collection of short stories and art. His first collection of poetry, Fractures, was published in 2016 by Tapsalteerie. In 2013 he was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize…

Claire Fuller

Award winning author

Claire Fuller Biography Claire Fuller (born 9 February 1967) is an English author who won the 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize for her debut novel Our Endless Numbered Days.[1] She also won the BBC Opening Lines Short Story Competition in 2014[2] and the Royal Academy & Pin Drop Short Story Award in 2016.[3][4] Her second novel, Swimming Lessons, was shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Society of Literature Encore Award.[5] Fuller…