This is an independent literary agency founded in 1998 by Annette Green. After several years at A M Heath & Co - one of the oldest agencies in London - she decided to set up her own business and seek out new, exciting writers of fiction and non-fiction.
Aware that not all writers are happy in the environment of the large corporate agencies, she was determined that her agency would offer an alternative. This took the form of a personally attentive, individual service to writers whose work she admired. Rather than working through assistants and secretaries, a client of this agency would deal only with his or her agent. The philosophy has worked and the agency now enjoys a reputation for discovering major new talents, striking enviable deals and looking after the interests of its clients with energy and efficiency.
In 2001 David Smith joined as a partner, during a period of rapid expansion. After graduating from Cambridge in 1985 he spent many years working in sales, marketing and distribution at the Time Out publishing group, and also trained as a lawyer at one of the City of London’s largest firms.
We have always followed an energetic policy of seeking out the very best undiscovered writers of fiction; of encouraging leading figures from the worlds of broadcasting, politics, academia, media and entertainment into publishing projects; and of offering our clients a personal service that is second to none. What we look for in fiction and non-fiction alike is vision, imagination, originality, and invention, conveyed in writing which inspires passionate enthusiasm.
We also offer expert editorial advice at The Creative Writing Consultancy.