August 4, 2020
Job Opportunity – Agents’ Assistant at A.M. Heath
The application deadline for this role has now passed.
A.M. Heath are seeking an enthusiastic, hard-working and organised person to support two senior agents, Victoria Hobbs and Euan Thorneycroft, in their representation of authors and estates.
Our ideal candidate will be rigorous, resourceful, intuitive, and have a great editorial eye. Strong writing and communication skills are essential. Previous publishing experience is not necessary, but a keen interest in books is a must. The successful applicant will be someone who reads across a wide range of genres in both fiction and non-fiction.
Responsibilities will include:
• Reading and reporting on submissions
• Producing editorial notes on manuscripts
• Database and schedule management
• Author care
• Diary management
• Reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts
• Providing full administrative support
While we are currently working remotely, this role will be based in our London office once it reopens.
In order to apply, we would like you to send a CV and answers (maximum 250 words each) to the questions below:
1. Why would you like to work at A.M. Heath?
2. Tell us about a book you read recently and why you liked – or didn’t like – it.
3. Please tell us about any editorial or administrative experience you have acquired.
Please send your email, including your answers and with your CV attached, to Victoria Hobbs (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jessica Sinyor (email@example.com) by 5pm on Wednesday 12th August. The ideal start date for this role is 24th August.
Salary: £23,000 per annum
April 22, 2020
Hilary Mantel and Maggie O’Farrell shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020
Hilary Mantel and Maggie O’Farrell have both made the six-book shortlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, 2020. Maggie O’Farrell’s eighth novel, Hamnet, has been critically lauded, while the publication of Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror & the Light has been heralded as the book event of the decade.
Congratulations to Maggie and Hilary! Two glorious historical novels to sink your teeth into, if you haven’t yet.
March 5, 2020
‘Publishing event of the decade?’
Publication day is finally here! Hilary Mantel’s eagerly awaited novel, The Mirror & the Light, is now in bookshops and we couldn’t be more thrilled that readers around the world now get to enjoy the final instalment of the double-Booker winning Wolf Hall trilogy.
In a move that brought anticipation and excitement for the book to fever pitch, the cover of The Mirror & the Light was projected onto The Tower of London last night, perhaps fulfilling James Daunt’s prediction that this would be the publishing event of the decade.
March 3, 2020
Maggie O’Farrell and Hilary Mantel longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020
We are delighted to see two A.M. Heath authors, Maggie O’Farrell and Hilary Mantel, on the longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction for 2020. Maggie O’Farrell’s eighth novel, Hamnet, has garnered brilliant pre-publication praise and will be published by Tinder Press at the end of March. Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror & the Light, published by 4th Estate in March 2020, is the long-awaited final instalment in the twice-Booker-winning Wolf Hall trilogy.
Congratulations and good luck to Hilary and Maggie!
Lorna Cook wins the Katie Fforde Debut Romantic Novel Award
Lorna Cook has won the Katie Fforde Debut Romantic Novel Award for The Forgotten Village (Avon) at the Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards, the UK’s only national literary prizes that recognise excellence in the genre of romantic fiction. The awards were hosted by Jenny Eclair, and author Milly Johnson collected the RNA Outstanding Achievement Award.
The Forgotten Village is an atmospheric, gripping love story set during the Second World War, when the village of Tyneham is requisitioned by the British army. On the night before the villagers have to leave, a terrible act causes three of them to disappear together, while in the present day, Melissa discovers a strange photograph of a woman who once lived in the big house in the village and determines to find out what happened to her. The book previously won the RNA’s Joan Hessayon Award for New Writers.