Kim Sherwood is an author and creative writing lecturer. Born in Camden in 1989, she has taught at the University of Sussex, UWE Bristol, and in schools, libraries and prisons, and now lectures at the University of Edinburgh. Kim’s first novel, Testament (2018), won the Bath Novel Award and Harper’s Bazaar Big Book Award. It…

Ludo Cinelli BPA Events

Agent, Eve White Literary Agency

Ludo Cinelli is an Agent and Managing Director at Eve White Literary Agency. He joined the company in 2017, after various internships in the publishing industry. He is building and maintaining his own list of clients as well as being involved with all day-to-day aspects of running the business. He has an MA in Creative…

Tanya Byrne BPA Events

Biography Tanya Byrne’s debut young adult novel, Heart-Shaped Bruise, was published by Headline in May 2012 and earned her a nomination for New Writer of the Year at the National Book Awards. Since then, she has written four other young adult novels and has contributed to several short story anthologies including A Change is Gonna…

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…

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 is The Bookseller’s Rising Star of 2023. She 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…