Who we are & what we do

Founded in 1919, A.M.Heath is one of the UK’s leading literary agencies. We represent established contemporary authors, rising stars and some of the iconic writers of the 20th Century.  Our focus is on working with authors to exploit the potential of their writing in as many arenas as possible.  Our agents work closely together to ensure that we cover all areas of the business and each author benefits from the shared expertise of our tight-knit and supportive team.

Between us we represent a wide range of prize-winning and bestselling fiction and non-fiction;  journalists, historians, biographers, experts and novelists across all genres, from crime to literary, historical to YA and children’s.

We are also proud to represent several major literary estates, including the Orwell estate.

Latest News

  • Cynan Jones Wins BBC National Short Story Award

    Cynan Jones has won the BBC National Short Story Award for his story  ‘The Edge of the Shoal’.

    One of the judges, Jon McGregor, described Cynan’s story as ‘an exhilarating, terrifying and life-affirming read’.

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  • Cynan Jones Shortlisted for Short Story Award

    Cynan’s story The Edge of the Shoal has been shortlisted for the Twelfth BBC National Short Story Award

    Selected from more than 600 entries, all the shortlisted stories are available in a new Radio 4 Short Story Podcast.
    The winner will be announced on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row on 3rd October.

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  • Julia Blackburn Wins New Angle Prize

    Julia’s most recent book; Threads: The Delicate Life of John Craske, has been awarded the 2017 New Angle Prize, a biennial award for books of literary merit set in or influenced by the region of East Anglia.

  • Tell Us Your Story!

    Tell Us Your Story! is launching 18th September – pitch your novel to us on Twitter, each day a different genre. More information here: http://amheath.com/blog/.

  • Kamila Shamsie on Booker Longlist

    Kamila Shamsie’s seventh novel Home Fire has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017.

    The shortlist will be announced on 13th September.


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