Agent: Ariella Feiner
I started working at PFD in 2006 before moving to United Agents, and I now represent many bestselling, critically acclaimed, and award-winning authors across fiction and non-fiction, including Sunday Times bestsellers, Richard and Judy book club picks, and New York Times bestselling authors. In 2017, The Bookseller named me as a Rising Star.
I am always open to submissions and have found many hugely exciting authors that way. I adore the rush of being the first to discover new voices and the strategy of working with authors to shape their careers in the long-term.
In fiction, do send me books with an exciting or unusual hook, uplifting novels which will make readers feel good in these uncertain times, those with a speculative or magical element, multi-generational novels, book club titles which explore big issues or have memorable characters at their heart, stand-out twisty thrillers and crime novels including cosy crime. I would also love an epic tale such as Great Circle, historical fiction which reflects something of the world we live in now and a love story or commercial romance with a memorable concept or stand-out writing. I am very much on the lookout for more diverse voices and books which open conversations around important topics.
Recent fiction I've adored includes The Maid, Great Circle, The Vanishing Half, Notes on an Execution, Happy, Place, Girl A, Lessons in Chemistry, How to Kill Your Family, Weyward, Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow the Ruth Galloway series and everything by Taylor Jenkins-Reid.
Please do not send me sci-fi, YA, erotica, conspiracy thrillers or spy / army novels.
On the non-fiction front, do be in touch with exciting proposals showcasing expert-led ideas (such as Entangled Life), narrative memoir, nature writing, mouth-watering cook books and books with ground-breaking or unusual historical insights. Non-fiction which has stayed with me includes English Pastoral, Wild, Educated, Somebody I Used to Know, Wilding, The Salt Path and I Am Not Your Baby Mother.
For submissions please email a synopsis together with either the first three chapters of a novel or a proposal for a non-fiction book to email@example.com.
Please note, I will be closed to submissions for a short period from 6pm on Friday, September 1st. Any submissions sent before this time will still be considered.