Literary Agent

Rowan joined The Soho Agency in 2019 after two decades in the industry, predominantly in agenting. Her internationally bestselling authors have been awarded and shortlisted for literary prizes including the British Book Awards, the CWA Daggers, the Irish Book Awards, the Wales Book of the Year, Romantic Novel of the Year and the BBC National…

Caroline Green Biography Writing as Cass Green, Caroline’s debut adult novel The Woman Next Door was a Number 1 e-book bestseller and her second, In A Cottage, In A Wood was a Sunday Times top ten and USA Today bestseller. She is also an award-winning author of fiction for young people. Her first novel, Dark Ride won the RONA Young Adult…

J. David SimonsAuthor Biography David Simons is a Scottish-born author whose novels include The Credit Draper (2008), The Liberation of Celia Kahn (2011), An Exquisite Sense of What is Beautiful (2013), The Land Agent (2014), A Woman of Integrity (2017) and most recently The Responsibility of Love (September 2021). He was short-listed for The McKitterick…

Pitch Prize 2021 Judge

Literary Agent

Joanna is co-founder of literary agency Hardman & Swainson. She represent a range of authors, particularly across the genres of crime and thriller, speculative, historical, accessible literary and book group fiction. She also represent narrative non-fiction writers, and is particularly keen on science, history, nature, folklore and memoir. She doesn’t like to be too prescriptive…

Commissioning Editor

Rebecca joined Michael Joseph in 2017, having worked at Hachette, and is building a list primarily in women’s fiction.  She is looking for stand-out, compelling voices that are honest, wickedly funny and heart-breaking. Stories about women on a journey, which does not necessarily end in romance, particularly appeal to her.  She is always on the…

Kiran Millwood Hargrave – BPA First Novel Award

Kiran Millwood Hargrave is the bestselling, award-winning author of novels for children and adults. Her first novel for adults, The Mercies, debuted as a Sunday Times bestseller and a number one Times bestseller. It was chosen as an NYT Notable Book of 2020, and has been translated into over twenty languages, winning Le Prix Rive…

Hellie Ogden – BPA First Novel Award

Literary Agent

Hellie Ogden represents fiction and non-fiction including a number of Sunday Times bestsellers and award winning writers across genres. She enjoys novels with bold storytelling, moving prose and vivid, thought-provoking characters. As an editorially focused agent, she has a keen interest in helping to develop and nurture debut writers. She featured in the Bookseller Rising…

Marina de Pass – Blue Pencil Agency Online Events

Literary Agent

Marina joined The Soho Agency in 2016, after working for several years in the editorial departments of Little, Brown and HarperCollins. She has a rare insight into the publishing industry – in addition to her agenting work, she is also a published author, and has studied creative writing at the Faber Academy.  Marina is building…

7 November Q & A with Jane Finigan and Claire Fuller

Jane Finigan is a partner at Lutyens & Rubinstein Literary Agency. Her list is a small but perfectly formed and spans an eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction. As well as Claire Fuller she represents critically acclaimed and award winning novelists including Lisa Owens, Ned Beauman, Sarah Haywood and bestselling non-fiction writers including Meera Sodha,…

Claire Fuller

Claire Fuller Biography Claire Fuller didn’t start writing fiction until she was 40. Her first novel, Our Endless Numbered Days won the 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize, her second, Swimming Lessons was shortlisted for the Encore prize, and her third, Bitter Orange is long listed for the International Dublin Literary Award. Claire also writes flash fiction…