Ask An Agent
WRITERS’ DAY EVENT
How does a new writer attract the interests of a literary agent? And what does a literary agent actually do? In this session, four leading literary agents will be here to answer these and many more questions, and to discuss what they look for when signing up new writers.
Charlie Campbell started as an agent in 2005 with Ed Victor Ltd, before founding Kingsford Campbell in 2014. He is interested in both fiction and non-fiction, with a particular focus on literary novels, thrillers and books that tackle big or quirky subjects in an accessible way. Charlie is also the author of Scapegoat: A History of Blaming Other People and Herding Cats: The Art of Amateur Captaincy about his experiences captaining a literary cricket team.
Kate Hordern founded the Kate Hordern Literary Agency in 1999, after fourteen years spent selling rights for publisher Victor Gollancz.The agency represents a range of fiction, some non-fiction, and kids middle-grade. Agency authors include Jane Corry, Kathryn Hughes, and Sam Carrington.
Zoe King is a partner and senior agent at the London based literary agency, The Blair Partnership. Her client roster ranges from established talent to new voices and includes Pete Townshend, Bana Alabed, and Sadie Hasler. She also works with Neil Blair on J.K Rowling’s commercial publishing activity.
Ed Wilson has been an agent at Johnson & Alcock since 2007. He represents a diverse list of fiction and non-fiction, encompassing everything from new and debut writers to established, best- selling and award-winning authors. Ed also looks after the majority of the agency’s Estates including Beryl Bainbridge, Dick Francis, William Trevor, and Elizabeth Taylor.
Writers’ Day sponsored by
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