I have been at AM Heath since 2005, and am one of the senior agents here. Before that, I was an agent at Curtis Brown. I have always loved finding new authors and working with them. I represent a range of different kinds of fiction, from the very literary to the more commercial. I’m looking for strong prose, unique voices and a compelling narrative. In terms of genre, I’m most interested in crime, thrillers, historical and upmarket women’s fiction. I am also open to well-written speculative fiction in the vein of STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel or UNDER THE SKIN by Michel Faber. My non-fiction tastes are for memoir, new nature writing (think Robert MacFarlane), popular psychology and current affairs. I have been a committee member of the Association of Authors’ Agents as well as serving as the external examiner on one of the country’s leading creative writing courses. I am also a judge for the Bridport First Novel Award.