Creative Talent

We work with a range of talent from debut writers to people with established careers and creative platforms.

J.K. Rowling

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J.K. Rowling

Zoe Adjonyoh

Zoe is one of the new voices of Ghanaian cuisine in London. She is a chef, food writer and the owner of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen restaurant in Brixton. Zoe’s first cookbook, ZOE’S GHANA KITCHEN, is to be published by Octopus books this spring.

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Zoe Adjonyoh

Bana Alabed

Bana, a seven-year-old Syrian girl from Aleppo, is known worldwide for her tweets during the siege of the city in 2016.

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Bana Alabed

Claire Barker

Claire is a children’s author whose critically acclaimed series KNITBONE PEPPER: GHOST DOG, illustrated by Ross Collins, has been published in eight countries. Claire is currently working on a new series of stories for children.

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Claire Barker

Michael Byrne

Michael is a teen fiction author. His debut novel, LOTTERY BOY, was short-listed for the Times Chicken House Children’s Fiction competition in 2013 and went on to be published in twelve countries, and optioned for film. Michael is working on a new novel.

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Michael Byrne

Lord Chadlington

Lord Chadlington is a leading PR guru with over forty years experience in the world of public relations, including work as PR advisor to the British government. In 2014 Andrew Marr wrote HEAD OF STATE based on an idea created by Lord Chadlington. It was the bestselling adult hardback debut of the year.

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Lord Chadlington

The Class of '92

Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Gary Neville and Phil Neville are five of the country’s most celebrated former footballers. In 2015 they bought Salford City FC – a football club seven tiers down from the Premier League. The story of the club’s first season was told through a BBC documentary – Class of ’92: Out of Their League, which aired in 2015, with a second season broadcast in 2016. CLASS OF 92: OUT OF THEIR LEAGUE is published by Penguin Random House.

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Class of ’92

Educating Rita

A British theatre classic, Educating Rita was made into a hugely successful Oscar-winning film starring Michael Cane and Julie Walters. This property is now being adapted for television.

Emma Farrarons

Emma is an illustrator and artist whose mindfulness colouring books have sold over 1 million copies in twenty territories worldwide. Her series is published by Macmillan.

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Emma Farrarons

Bernadette Fisers

Bernadette Fisers is an international makeup artist working in fashion and advertising.  Her debut, THE LITTLE BOOK OF BIG WEIGHTLOSS, is a mercilessly direct and simple method for sustainable weightloss – based on her own story of dropping 30 kilos in 30 weeks.  Bernadette is passionate about fighting obesity and is currently working on her second book.

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Bernadette Fisers

Deborah Frances-White

Deborah Frances-White is a stand-up comedian and writer. Her hit podcast, The Guilty Feminist, discusses the hypocrisies and fears underlying the lofty principles of modern day feminism, and has been downloaded over 5.5 million times.

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Deborah Frances-White

Henry Fraser

Aged seventeen, Henry broke his spinal cord in a freak accident and was left paralysed from the shoulders down. Through extraordinary courage and strength of will Henry has forged a successful career as a motivational speaker, artist and author. His first book of simple wisdom is to be published by Hachette.

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Henry Fraser

Robert Galbraith

Robert’s debut into crime fiction garnered acclaim amongst critics and crime fans alike, with the first three novels THE CUCKOOS CALLING, THE SILKWORM and CAREER OF EVIL topping bestseller lists around the world. The Cormoran Strike series is currently being adapted for a major new television series for BBC1, produced by Brontë Film and Television.

Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym of J.K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series and THE CASUAL VACANCY.

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Robert Galbraith

Naomi Gibney

Naomi is a scriptwriter who has worked in senior TV roles across marketing, digital entertainment, and channel management. She brought Wallace & Gromit to BBC One’s Christmas and helped re-invigorate the BBC’s continuing dramas, and launched Sky Atlantic. Naomi has just completed her first novel.

Keaton Henson

Keaton is a musician, writer, poet and visual artist from London. His stories are diaristic, brutally honest tales of lost love, reclusiveness and anxiety.

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Keaton Henson

Chris Hoy

Chris is one of the most decorated Olympic champions of all time. As well as developing his career as a racing car driver, Chris is inspiring the next generation of cyclists with his children’s book series FLYING FERGUS, which is currently in it’s second series in the UK and Brazil.

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Chris Hoy

Inbali Iserles

Inbali is a children’s writer whose most recent trilogy FOXCRAFT has been published in eleven countries. In 2008 Inbali won the Calderdale Children’s Book of the Year Award for her novel THE TYGRINE CAT. She is one of the team of authors behind the New York Times bestselling SURVIVORS series.

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Inbali Iserles

 

Karl James

A leading expert in the fields of productive dialogue and communication, Karl has advised Unilever, the AA and Pizza Express. Karl has written books and produced a podcast series, and The Dialogue Project is currently in its fifth edition at Latitude festival.

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Karl James

Jennifer Kincheloe

Jennifer is an award-winning author of historical mysteries including the critically acclaimed ANNA BLANC fiction series – nominated for the Colorado Author’s League Award for Genre Fiction, and the Macavity Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award; and winner of the Colorado Gold for Mystery, and a Lefty Award finalist for Best Historical Mystery. Jennifer is currently writing the sequel.

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Jennifer Kincheloe

Frank Lampard

Frank is a professional footballer and the all-time leading goal scorer for Chelsea Football Club. He is a passionate champion of child literacy and an Ambassador for the National Literacy Trust. His bestselling children’s book series FRANKIE’S MAGIC FOOTBALL is now its fourth series and published in nine countries.

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Frank Lampard

Kieran Larwood

In 2011 Kieran won the Times Chicken House Children’s Fiction competition with his debut novel FREAKS which was published in seven countries. Faber published the first book in a new epic series for middle grade readers called PODKIN ONE EAR in autumn 2016, which went on to win the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Story 2017.

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Kieran Larwood

Emily Leary

Emily is a multi-award-winning writer, presenter, blogger and vlogger whose website A Mummy Too offers lifestyle and food advice to busy parents.

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Emily Leary

Daisy Lowe

Daisy is an internationally renowned fashion model. In 2014 her book of recipes for healthy sweet treats, SWEETNESS AND LIGHT, was published by Quadrille.

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Daisy Lowe

Pearl Lowe

Pearl is a fashion and interiors designer and is passionate about vintage styling. Her book of vintage craft was published in 2013 by HarperCollins.

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Pearl Lowe

 

Niki Mackay

Niki Mackay is a crime fiction author. Her debut novel, the first in a series based on the cases of a female Private Investigator, will be published by Hachette in 2018.

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Niki Mackay

Molly Manners and Alex Worrall

Molly is an illustrator, writer, and director of TV and commercials. Alex Worrall is a comedy writer and a stand-up comedian who has toured around the country. Their first book, THE MINDLESS COLOURING BOOK, was published in October 2016 by Short Books.

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Molly and Alex

Maajid Nawaz

Maajid is a writer, an LBC presenter and a leading critic of Islamist ideological dogma. He is co-founder and Chairman of Quilliam, a globally active think tank. RADICAL, Maajid’s memoir, has been released as a second edition in the UK and is published internationally.

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Maajid Nawaz

Sophie Nicholls

Sophie is a bestselling women’s fiction writer. She is a published poet and a Senior Lecturer in creative writing at Teeside University. Sophie’s latest novel, MISS MARY’S BOOK OF DREAMS, is published by Bonnier Zaffre.

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Sophie Nicholls

Justine Pattison

Justine is one of the UK’s leading cookery writers and food experts whose recipes have to date featured in books totalling over three million sales. She is passionate about teaching people the basics of cookery and healthy eating.

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Justine Pattison

Lord Mark Price

Mark Price is a businessman and former Managing Director of Waitrose and Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership. In 2016 he joined the Conservative government as the minister of state for Trade and Investment.

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Lord Price

Zoom Rockman

Zoom has been writing, drawing and publishing his own award winning comic THE ZOOM! since he was eight years old. He is the youngest artist in The Beano comic’s history. Exhibitions of his work have been sell out London events, and he has been displayed at Christie’s alongside David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Anthony Gormley.

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Zoom Rockman

Svava Sigbertsdottir

Svava is a personal trainer and nutritionist. She is the founder of THE VIKING METHOD, a functional training programme on a mission to help people unleash their inner Viking – to develop their physical and mental strength.

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Svava Sigbertsdottir

Ellie Simmonds

Ellie is a five-time Paralympic champion swimmer for Great Britain. Born of her passion for baking and a talent for connecting with young people, she created a series of children’s books called ELLIE’S MAGICAL BAKERY with the mission to entertain and inspire children to experiment in the kitchen.

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Ellie Simmonds

Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith is a YA fantasy writer. His debut novel, FROSTLIVER- a survival adventure taking place on a sentient glacier – was shortlisted for the 2016 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition, and will be published by Chicken House in 2018.

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Jamie Smith

Jon Smith

Described by the industry as football’s ‘Super Agent’, Jon is the man responsible for bringing Premier League to the TV screens of one fifth of the world’s population across 180 territories. THE DEAL, an account of his extraordinary career, was published by Hachette last year.

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Jon Smith

 

Pandora Sykes

Pandora is a journalist who has written for CNN, The Times and The Spectator, Cosmopolitan, InStyle and MatchesFashion.com. She was previously the Fashion Features Editor and esteemed Wardrobe Mistress columnist at The Sunday Times Style magazine.

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Pandora Sykes

Pete Townshend

Pete is one of the most significant musicians and artists of the last fifty years. He is a composer, producer, singer and author and the creative force behind The Who.

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Pete Townshend

Sophie Walker

Sophie Walker is a feminist politician, a founding member of the Women’s Equality Party and the first leader of that party. She has 20 years of experience as an international journalist reporting from London, Paris, Washington, Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Sophie Walker

Alexander Wilson Estate

Alexander Wilson was a bestselling writer, spy and Mi6 officer in the first half of the 20th century. A forerunner to Fleming’s Bond, this prolific and loved author’s Leonard Wallace novels were re-published last year. His granddaughter, the acclaimed actress Ruth Wilson, is developing a BBC drama based on the extraordinary events of his life.

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Alexander Wilson

Brian Wood MC

Former Colour Sergeant Brian Wood MC, of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, led troops into the Battle of Danny Boy in Iraq in 2004. In 2009, he was the victim of the Al-Sweady inquiry, which falsely accused he and his fellow soldiers of gross battlefield misconduct during the battle.

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Brian Wood