In 2019, the A M Heath literary agency will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. 100 years of agenting some of the world’s leading and bestselling literary figures, finding talent and fostering careers across all media, from print to digital and dramatic, book, film, TV and stage. Our agency list ranges from the most iconic authors of the 20th Century – George Orwell, Winston Graham, Noel Streatfield, Anita Brookner, Flann O’Brien, John McGahern, Shirley Jackson – to the top ranks of literary and commercial success today – Katie Fforde, Conn Iggulden, Maggie O’Farrell and Hilary Mantel to name a few.
Our agency’s nonfiction list contains world-class historians, cutting-edge journalists, prize-winning biographers, leading scientists, and experts and entertainers in countless fields. Our agency’s children’s list covers beloved classics and the very best contemporary writing for all ages of younger readers – from picture books to Young Adult.
Our clients have won innumerable literary prizes, including the Man Booker five times, the Carnegie, the Costa, the Guardian First Book, the William Hill, the Arthur C. Clarke, the Geoffrey Faber, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse, the John Llewellyn Rhys, the Somerset Maugham, the James Tait Black Memorial, the Orwell Prize and many others.
Founded by two pioneering women in 1919, we remain a bold and dynamic company. Our literary agents work closely together to ensure that we cover all areas of the publishing business. Each of our authors benefits from the shared expertise of our tight-knit and supportive team. At the A M Heath literary agency, we pride ourselves on spotting talent and growing our authors’ careers to their full potential.
If you would like us to be your agents, please visit our submissions page. We’d love to hear from you.
AM Heath has two authors on this year’s Costa Shortlist: Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire (Bloomsbury Circus) is on the Costa Novel Award Shortlist.
Moonrise by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury Children’s Books) is shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award.
This year’s category winners will be announced on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
The Costa Book of the Year will be announced Tuesday 30th January 2018.
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’.Read More
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.
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.