Robert Kirby

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Agent: Robert Kirby

0203 214 0800
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Kate Walsh
020 3214 0884

 

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I am a founding agent of United Agents. Previously, I trained as a psychologist, worked as a social worker with homeless men and families ran market stalls in Portobello and Camden and assisted the Aga Khan before ending up, some 20 years ago, as an assistant to the literary agent Giles Gordon.  His clients included Sue Townsend, Peter Ackroyd, Fay Weldon, Barry Unsworth and Vikram Seth. I set up on my own as a literary agent with the Peters Fraser & Dunlop Group (PFD) in 1994 and since then have built up a list of good quality commercial fiction and non-fiction writers which reflects my broad range of interests. I joined United Agents in the autumn of 2007.

I have spent several years studying non-dual therapy with Peter Fenner and am a qualified trainer and coach.

In May 2011 I was awarded the Bookseller Industry Award for Literary Agent of the Year. In June 2012 I was promoted to Head of the Literary Department at United Agents.

I am particularly interested in big ideas books in business, psychology and health as well as adventure fiction for all ages. If you'd like to submit something along these lines for consideration, please send via email, with a synopsis and first three chapters. Please do not send submissions via the post, postal submissions will not be considered or returned.

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