Creative Talent

We work with a range of emerging and established writers as well as a broader range of talent from the worlds of business, politics, sport and lifestyle.

J.K. Rowling

As J.K. Rowling’s agent, we have pioneered a new approach to representation that serves the multi-faceted and ever-expanding nature of the Wizarding World. From Harry Potter to Fantastic Beasts, we bring together a unique mix of expertise across rights management, brand and creative development, legal support and deal making. A dedicated team that is purpose built to manage one of the world’s leading entertainment franchises – encompassing everything from publishing and films to stage-plays and consumer products.

We also represent J.K. Rowling’s adult fiction including The Casual Vacancy and the award-winning Cormoran Strike detective series written by Robert Galbraith.

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Bana Alabed

Bana, a Syrian girl born in 2009 in Aleppo, is known worldwide for her tweets during the siege of the city in 2016. Her story, DEAR WORLD, was published by Simon and Schuster in 2017.

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Ella Allbright (Nikki Moore)

Ella writes commercial women’s fiction set in her beautiful home county of Dorset – her forthcoming novel, THE LAST CHARM, is publishing with One More Chapter in 2020. Ella also writes as Nikki Moore, author of the popular #LoveLondon romance series which charted on Kobo and Amazon and published in Italian with HarperCollins Italia.

Nikki is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association, is a contributor to magazine Romance Matters, and her debut romance was shortlisted for the 2015 RNA Joan Hessayon Award. Nikki vlogs about getting published on YouTube as ‘Nikki Moore, Author by the Sea’.

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Matt Allen

Matt Allen is an award-winning author, ghostwriter and music and sports journalist whose work has appeared in QMojoKerrang!, EsquireGQThe Guardian and FourFourTwo among others. He is also an official writer for the International Olympic Committee and covers all their major Summer and Winter Games. He has co-authored several Sunday Times bestsellers including Faster Than Lightning with Usain Bolt, How Not To Be A Professional Footballer with Paul Merson (shortlisted in the 2012 Best Biography at the British Sports Book of the Year Awards) and the 2019 number one, Battle Scars with former special forces soldier, Jason Fox.

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Jane Asher

Jane Asher is an actress, author and businesswoman. She has worked in film, theatre, television and radio since she was 5 years old, including many West End and Broadway appearances. She is president of Parkinson’s UK, the National Autistic Society and of Arthritis Care and patron of many other charities. She has two honorary doctorates for her work with autism. Jane has written over two dozen cookery and lifestyle books, and three best-selling novels.

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Emma J. Bell

Emma J. Bell is a reformed lawyer, and a former partner in Scotland’s largest law firm. As a litigator, she saw how some people thrive in the face of trauma, while others fall apart. Understanding why some thrive when others barely survive took her on a journey of over 35,000 miles around the world to interview 50 ordinary people who had faced extraordinary and diverse challenges. The common resilience strategies they applied in their journey are outlined in Emma’s upcoming book 9 SECRETS TO THRIVING (Audible, 2020).

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Gary Bell QC

Gary Bell has been a barrister, specialising in criminal law, for thirty years and was appointed a QC in 2012. Aside from the bar he has also presented his own programme on BBC1 (The Legalizer); written three books (Toby and the Great Stink, Animal QC and Habeus Corpus); been an award winning stand-up comedian (he was Midlands Comedian of the year in 2008); writes for a number of publications (the Mail on Sunday, the Telegraph, the Big Issue, the Guardian and has a column in The Spectator) and is a qualified pilot. Beyond Reasonable Doubt was published by Bloomsbury in 2019 and has been optioned for a TV drama series by the BBC, and in 2020 was longlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award.

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Ronen Bergman

Ronen Bergman is an Israeli journalist and an author hailed by David Remnick as ‘Israel’s best investigative reporter’.  He is a staff reporter for the New York Times and the senior correspondent for military and intelligence affairs for Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s largest daily. The recipient of the Sokolow Prize, ‘the Israeli Pulizer’ and the B’nai B’rith International Press Award, he recently published RISE AND KILL FIRST, the first definitive, never before shared history of Mossad and, a New York Times bestseller.

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David Bolchover

David Bolchover is an author and commentator. His latest book, THE GREATEST COMEBACK: FROM GENOCIDE TO FOOTBALL GLORY, tells the story of the legendary coach Béla Guttmann, a Holocaust survivor who went on to win the European Cup. The title was shortlisted for William Hill Sports Book of the Year. David has previously published three high-profile business books, and has written opinion columns for the UK’s leading newspapers.

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YolanDa Brown

YolanDa Brown is a saxophonist, broadcaster, and champion for music education. YolanDa has toured with The Temptations, Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Billy Ocean and collaborated with artists like Snarky Puppy’s Bill Laurance, Kelly Jones from Stereophonics and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. She also works across TV and radio, including her eponymous series for CBeebies, “YolanDa’s Band Jam”, which recently won the Royal Television Society Awards as Best Children’s Programme. YolanDa loves to drive fast cars around race tracks in her spare time – if you can seriously imagine her having any – and can even rattle off a Rubik’s Cube in around five minutes (on a good day).

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Michael Byrne

Michael is a teen fiction author. His debut novel, LOTTERY BOY (Walker) has been published in twelve countries and optioned for film. Michael is working on a new novel.

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Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin is one of the UK’s most accomplished sportswriters, having held senior positions at the Daily Telegraph, The Times, Mail on Sunday and Independent on Sunday. He has been named Sports Writer of the Year and twice won Sports Reporter of the Year. His last book, NO HUNGER IN PARADISE, spawned a widely-praised BT Sport documentary and became an immediate Sunday Times bestseller. His latest book, STATE OF PLAY, is a far-reaching study of the morality and social impact of modern football and was published in August 2018.

 

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Tom Carlisle

Tom Carlisle is a fiction writer based in Bristol. In 2018 he graduated with distinction from Bath Spa’s Creative Writing MA, and he now works for the Civil Service. He is currently working on a literary thriller.

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Chris (Simpsons artist)

Chris (Simpsons artist) is an anonymous cartoonist known for his comedic and deliberately childlike caricatures and stream-of-consciousness writing. He is a regular contributor to NME, FHM, the INDEPENDENT, FRONT magazine and the GUARDIAN. He is the author of The Story of Life and Motivational Quotes to Help You Be More Positive.

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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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Virginia Clay

Virginia is a children’s fiction author, actor, singer and teacher. Her debut novel, WARRIOR BOY was published by Chicken House in 2018. She is currently is working on her next book.

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Ryan Collett

Ryan grew up in Oregon but has bounced all around the US and then some. He originally went to school to study art, but after a bit of wandering that included two years of living in Peru, he set his heart on writing. He’s ended up in London where he works as a press release editor and runs a YouTube channel about knitting. He is working on his debut novel (publication due 2021).

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Dawn Coulter-Cruttenden

Dawn is a children’s author, illustrator and artist. In 2016 she became the first woman to be artist in residence at The Savoy. Her debut picture book BEAR SHAPED published with Oxford University Press in 2020. Dawn is currently working on new ideas.

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Lizzy Dent

Lizzy Dent (mis)spent her early twenties working in Scotland in hospitality. After years travelling the world making Music TV for MTV and Channel 4, and creating digital content for Cartoon Network, the BBC and ITV, she wrote three Young Adult novels as Rebecca Denton. THE SUMMER JOB, publishing with Viking in May 2021, is her debut adult novel. She lives between London, Austria, and New Zealand with her young family.

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Rebecca Denton

Rebecca Denton freelances in TV as well as writing horror movie scripts and YA novels. After a brief stint in radio, she travelled the world making Music TV for MTV, Channel 4, and others, and has worked with everyone from Scooby Doo and The Powerpuff Girls to Iggy Pop and Sonic Youth. Her debut novel THIS BEATS PERFECT is about music, friendship, and teenage dreams, and she has since published A SECRET BEAT and THE PUNK FACTOR.

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Roxane Dhand

Roxane Dhand was born in Kent and entertained her sisters with imaginative stories from a young age. After working in public relations in Switzerland, she returned to the UK and taught French. Now retired, Roxane is able to fully indulge her passion for storytelling and travel and her debut novel, THE PEARLER’S WIFE, was inspired by a visit to northwestern Australia.

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Helena Duggan

Helena Duggan is a middle grade author from Ireland. Her debut novel, A PLACE CALLED PERFECT was published by Usborne in August 2017. It was Waterstones Book of Month and nominated for Waterstones Children’s Book prize, it was also chosen as one of ten books in WHSmith’s Tom Fletcher Book Club and won the CrimeFest Children’s Crime Novel of the Year. THE TROUBLE WITH PERFECT, part two in the Perfect series published with Usborne in September 2018, and was followed by book three, THE BATTLE FOR PERFECT in 2019.

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Owen Eastwood

Owen Eastwood is a Performance Coach engaged by high performing organisations to develop a competitive advantage in their leadership and team culture. Owen currently works with the England football team and the British Olympic team.

Owen’s previous diverse experience around the world includes the Command Group of NATO, professional ballet, corporate leadership teams and the South African cricket team.

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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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Sue Fortin

Sue Fortin is a USA Today bestselling author, whose psychological thriller THE GIRL WHO LIED reached #1 in the Amazon UK Kindle chart. She is also the author of SISTER, SISTER, THE DEAD WIFE, SCHOOLGIRL MISSING, and THE BIRTHDAY GIRL.

Sue was born in Hertfordshire but had a nomadic childhood, eventually settling in West Sussex. Sue is married with four children, and when not writing she likes to spend her time with family enjoying both the coast and the South Downs.

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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, THE LITTLE BIG THINGS, was published by Orion in September 2017 and became a Sunday Times Bestseller. Henry’s second book, THE POWER IN YOU, published with Orion in spring 2020.

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Mark Freeman

Mark Freeman is a mental fitness trainer and human-centred design workshop facilitator based in Toronto. He is the co-founder of online mental health community Everybody Has a Brain, and is a Stanford Medicine X ePatient Scholar. Mark is focussed on leveraging technology and design to help others navigate the complex changes needed in improving and maintaining good mental health fitness.

Mark is the author of YOU ARE NOT A ROCK, which has been licensed in over ten territories.

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Tyson Fury

One of the greatest heavyweight champions in history, Tyson Fury’s powerful and unflinching autobiography BEHIND THE MASK, published by Century in 2019, was a #1 Best Seller and has sold more than 200k copies to date. The book details for the first time Tyson’s struggles with depression and substance abuse in his own words and how he defied all odds to become one of the greatest boxers of our time.

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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, CAREER OF EVIL and LETHAL WHITE topping bestseller lists around the world. The Cormoran Strike series was adapted for a major 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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Pippa Grange

Pippa Grange is a doctor of sport psychology, culture coach, speaker and storyteller working across elite sports and business internationally. She has worked with many elite teams and individual performers over the last 15 years, not least the England football team during their renaissance World Cup campaign of 2018; a performance that united the nation and inspired a new narrative on the sheer joy of competing with less fear and ego.

Being inside the inner sanctum with athletes, coaches and performers of all kinds has sculpted Pippa’s perspective on the great value of keeping the soul in winning and remembering above all, to just be human.

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Jay Handlin

Jay Handlin is a lawyer and novelist based in New York, although his life’s complications involve California and Hawaii as well. Much of his work explores the intersection of love and loss, and his writings are informed by his personal interests in ballet, 1920s Paris, 1930s Hollywood, and the law. He is nearing completion of his first novel.

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Maria Hatzistefanis

Maria Hatzistefanis is a London-based entrepreneur, bestselling author, TV personality and podcaster. She is an in-demand speaker throughout the industry, inspiring people to be the best they can be and to achieve their dreams.

Maria’s first book, How To Be An Overnight Success, provided insights on how she went from being fired to building a multi-million global beauty empire. In January 2020 Maria released her second book, How To Make It Happen, a 10-step guide to making your dreams a reality.

Maria boasts a staggering 1m+ followers on social media and in 2018 launched her own podcast, Overnight Success.

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Lucy V. Hay

Lucy V. Hay is a novelist, script editor, screenwriter, trained teacher and blogger who helps writers through her consultancy Bang2write. Lucy helped set up The London Screenwriters’ Festival in 2010, and reads for its many screenwriting competitions. She is the author of thrillers THE OTHER TWIN, DO NO HARM and NEVER HAVE I EVER, as well as a YA trilogy and several books on screenwriting.

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Amelia Henley

Amelia Henley is a hopeless romantic who has a penchant for exploring the intricacies of relationships through writing heart-breaking, high-concept love stories.

Amelia also writes psychological thrillers under her real name, Louise Jensen. As Louise Jensen she has sold over a million copies of her global number one bestsellers. Her stories have been translated into twenty-five languages and optioned for TV as well as featuring on the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers list. Louise’s books have been nominated for multiple awards.

The Life We Almost Had is the first story she’s written as Amelia Henley and she can’t wait to share it with readers.

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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 (Bonnier). His adult non-fiction title, HOW TO RIDE A BIKE, published with Octopus in 2018. His newest inspirational children’s non-fiction title, BE AMAZING, published with Walker Books in 2020.

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Oli Hyatt

Oli Hyatt is an animator, author, entrepreneur, lobbyist, hockey coach and proud dyslexic. His company Blue-Zoo is the largest and most prolific animation studio in the UK, and Oli is the chairman of Animation UK. Oli is a passionate believer that his dyslexia is instrumental in the way he sees the world and expresses himself. His debut middle grade fiction book ANTIGUA DE FORTUNE will be published by Chicken House in 2021.

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Scott Innes

Scott Innes is a fiction writer based in East Sussex. He has worked for the NHS since 2004 and is the creator of the Twitter account @GalacticKeegan, which attempts to answer the age-old question of what would happen if Kevin Keegan opened a football academy in outer space. His debut novel, GALACTIC KEEGAN, published in May 2020 with Unbound.

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James Inverne

James Inverne is an award-winning journalist, former Arts Correspondent for Time Magazine and former Editor of Gramophone. He has published five books (Faber, Sanctuary, Oberon) and his first play, A WALK WITH MR HEIFETZ, had its world premiere with the leading off-Broadway company Primary Stages in January 2018. His second play is in development.

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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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Louise Jensen

Louise Jensen has sold over a million English language copies of her International No. 1 psychological thrillers The Sister, The Gift, The Surrogate, The Date and The Family. Her novels have also been translated into twenty-five languages, as well as featuring on the USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller’s List.

The Sister was nominated for the Goodreads Debut Author of 2016 Award. The Date was nominated for The Guardian’s ‘Not The Booker’ Prize 2018. The Surrogate was nominated for the best Polish thriller of 2018. The Gift has been optioned for a TV film. The Family was a Fern Britton Bookclub Pick.

Louise lives with her husband, children, madcap dog and a rather naughty cat in Northamptonshire. She loves to hear from readers and writers.

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Scott Kershaw

Scott Kershaw has co-written a thriller that is due to be published by Bloomsbury in 2019 and has been optioned for a TV drama series by the BBC. He has a first-class honours degree in Professional Writing, has written another novel (Animus), and formerly travelled Europe as a music journalist. He lives in the cloudy north of England with his hooligan of a beagle, Darwin.

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Joanne Lake

An acclaimed ghostwriter, Joanne’s first book, I’M NOT REALLY HERE (Century) became a Sunday Times bestseller. She collaborated with World Cup referee Howard Webb on his autobiography, THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE (Simon & Schuster) and joined forces with former Manchester City player David White to write SHADES OF BLUE (Michael O’Mara). MOLLY & ME (Michael Joseph), the memoir of a top pet detective, was published in 2019 and was succeeded the following year by DOWNSIZING (Kyle), which chronicled ex-Labour MP Tom Watson’s incredible weight-loss journey.

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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 published its 20th title in 2018.

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Kieran Larwood

Kieran is the author of the epic middle grade FIVE REALMS series. The first book in the series, PODKIN ONE EAR, won the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Story, 2017, was shortlisted for Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year, 2018 and has been optioned for film/TV. The sixth book in Podkin’s Five Realms series will be published in 2021.

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Elspeth Latimer

Elspeth Latimer is a crime writer with an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Born in Scotland, she now lives in Norfolk with her family and pet dog. Elspeth is working on her debut novel, set in Edinburgh. She recently completed a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA.

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Liz Lawler

Born in Chatham and partly raised in Dublin, Liz Lawler had a 20-year career as a nurse before becoming a general manager of a five-star hotel as well as working as a flight attendant for British Airways.  Liz now lives in Bath and spends her free time writing. Her debut novel DON’T WAKE UP was published with Bonnier Zaffre in 2017.

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Lee Lawrence

Lee Lawrence was 11 years old when he witnessed the shooting of his mother Cherry Groce by police, sparking the 1985 Brixton riot. When she died in 2011 Lee campaigned to obtain justice, culminating in a full public apology and accountability by the Metropolitan Police. Lee is a qualified mediator looking to share his story and the benefits of alternative dispute resolution. He founded the Cherry Groce Foundation to make a difference to the lives of ordinary people who are faced with extraordinary challenges.

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Evanna Lynch

Evanna Lynch is an actress, writer and animal rights activist. Born in Ireland, Evanna began acting at a young age and at 14 attended an open audition for the role of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter series. Evanna has worked extensively in film, TV and theatre since, (including My Name Is EmilyDisco Pigs and The Omission of the Family Coleman).

Evanna is also the host of The ChickPeeps – a podcast that educates on and inspires people to take up an ethical vegan lifestyle. Evanna’s essay Cat Women was recently published in bestselling feminist anthology Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies). She is currently working on her first book.

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Charlotte Lytton

Charlotte Lytton is a senior editor and columnist at the Daily Telegraph. She has covered outbreaks from ebola in West Africa to measles in the US, interviewed astronauts and actors and camped in a cardboard tent at Glastonbury, and is currently writing her first book.

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Niki Mackay

Niki Mackay is a crime fiction author. Her  first two novels I WITNESS (Orion, 2018) and THE LIES WE TELL (ORION, 2019) feature the flawed and chain smoking private investigator Madison Attallee. She is currently working on a new crime series based on an unsolved serial killer case. She is also the co-host of a true crime podcast, Crime Girl Gang.

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Dan Malakin

Dan Malakin is a crime/thriller writer and data security consultant. His short stories have been widely published both in print and online, and he has twice been shortlisted for the Bridport prize. He holds an MA in Creative Writing from Brunel University, and his debut novel, THE REGRET, was published by Bloodhound Books in Summer 2019. He lives in North London with his wife, daughter, and very, very hairy dog.

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Dr Aseem Malhotra

Dr Aseem Malhotra is an internationally renowned award-winning consultant cardiologist and one of the most influential and well-known health campaigners in the UK. He is also the cardiologist advisor to the UK’s National Obesity Forum. Aseem’s documentary The Big Fat Fix, made with filmmaker Donal O’Neill, was screened in the European Parliament. The Pioppi Diet, co-authored with Donal, is Aseem’s first book and an international bestseller.

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Joe Marler

Joe Marler is a professional rugby player for Harlequins and England. He played a crucial part in securing Harlequins’ first Premiership title in 2012 and was part of the England squad that finished runners-up in the 2019 World Cup.

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Ruthy Mason

Ruthy is a fiction writer based in North London. After studying Archaeology and Anthropology at UCL, she completed a masters in Creative Writing at the University of Cambridge, and is now working towards her PhD at ARU. She was the winner of the Michael Holroyd Prize for Recreative Fiction and was shortlisted for the Mslexia Fiction Competition. Currently, she works for a financial learning firm, and is writing her first novel.

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Eve McDonnell

Eve is a children’s author and artist based in Wexford. Her middle-grade adventure, ELSETIME, was published by Everything With Words in 2020. When her head is not stuck in a middle-grade story, she enjoys helping out at workshops and painting everything from rather grown-up pieces to children’s murals.

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Catherine Miller

Catherine Miller is author of several books: 99 DAYS WITH YOU, WAITING FOR YOU, ALL THAT IS LEFT OF US, THE GIN SHACK ON THE BEACH, CHRISTMAS AT THE GIN SHACK and THE DAY THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING. Catherine fully dedicated herself to her writing dream after retiring as a NHS physiotherapist, and in 2015 won the Katie Fforde bursary and was a finalist in the London Book Fair Write Stuff Competition that same year.

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Markus Motum

Markus Motum is a half-English, half-Norwegian children’s illustrator. He studied Illustration at the University for the Creative Arts, graduating in 2012, and it was during his degree that he rediscovered his love of picture books. His debut picture book Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover was published by Walker. The book went on to be nominated for several awards, including The Klaus Flugge Prize and The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize.

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Ahmad Nawaz

Ahmad Nawaz is an eighteen year-old activist and public speaker who survived a 2014 Taliban attack on his school in Pakistan in which he tragically lost his younger brother. He campaigns globally for peace and education for young people and has spoken about these issues at the UN World Merit360 summit, the House of Lords and over one hundred schools across the UK. He works with the Home Office to encourage people to speak out against radicalisation, and has also received many awards, including one for bravery from the Pakistani government as well as a UK ‘Points of Light’ Award.

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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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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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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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Nirmal Purja MBE

Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja was born in the Dhaulagiri region of Nepal, at an altitude of 1600m, and grew up in Chitwan. He joined the legendary Brigade of Gurkhas in 2003 before becoming the first ever Gurkha to make the rank of SBS in 2009.

Nims was appointed a Member of the British Empire for his outstanding work in high altitude mountaineering. On the 29th October 2019, Nims completed his #ProjectPossible challenge to summit Earth’s 14 highest peaks in just 6 months and 6 days, smashing the previous record of almost eight years and taking his place in mountaineering history. His first book is forthcoming.

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Duncan Roe

Duncan is a screenwriter and director. In 2017 he won Best International Film at Kerry Film Festival, and Best SciFi at Phoenix Film Festival for his short NORO. Recently he wrote and directed GHOSTED, a short film starring Alison Steadman which he is developing into a television series. His rural thriller LEVELS has just been optioned by Clerkenwell Films.

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Terry Ronald

Terry is a writer and creative. His debut prize-winning novel Becoming Nancy was adapted into a major new Broadway musical. Terry has collaborated on five best-selling celebrity memoirs, including YouTuber Oli White’s debut novel. Terry’s first musical play, Some Girl I Used To Know, starring Denise Van Outen, completed a successful UK tour.

As a songwriter/producer, Terry has worked with the biggest names in pop, film, theatre and TV, including Pharrell Williams, Kylie Minogue, and Olivia Colman. He is currently working on a new musical, The Most Beautiful Man In New York, and is writing his second novel.

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Anbara Salam

Anbara Salam is half-Palestinian, half-Scottish, and grew up in London. After studying in Beirut and York, she graduated from Oxford with a PhD in Theology in 2014. She lives in Oxford with her partner where she works as an academic. Anbara’s first novel, THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL, was published by Fig Tree in 2018, and her second novel, BELLADONNA, will be published by Fig Tree in summer 2020.

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Dan Saunders

Dan Saunders first made international headlines after he accidentally uncovered a glitch in the National Australia Bank systems that allowed him to ‘create money out of thin air’ using his Mastercard. A seemingly limitless spending spree followed where he spent $1.6 million dollars in four and a half months – on everything from private jets, to paying for homeless people’s rooms for the night. He turned himself in and served one year in prison for 111 counts of fraud and theft and was ordered to repay part of the stolen money. Out of prison and back in the bar in Melbourne he is now writing his unbelievable story.

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Lauren Sharkey

Lauren Sharkey is a journalist specialising in cultural issues and women’s rights. She began her career in the fashion industry before moving to work at Yahoo where she covered a wide range of lifestyle topics with the aim of inspiring the next generation. Her journalistic work has been published by The Daily Beast, The Cut, Refinery 29 and Bustle.

Lauren is the author of RESISTERS which profiles the powerful stories and achievements of 52 young, female campaigners.

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Babita Sharma

Babita Sharma is a Documentarian, TV Presenter, Author and News Anchor for the BBC. Babita has spent seven years on BBC World News’ Newsday covering major global news events, such as the Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore and the Rio Olympics 2016.

Babita’s book on the history of the corner shop in Britain was published by Hodder Press in Spring 2019, and follows her critically-acclaimed documentary Booze, Beans & Bhajis: The Story of the Corner Shop on BBC Four.

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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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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 in 2016.

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Sally Snow

Sally is a zoologist and filmmaker from Wales. She is based between the UK and the Philippines, where she is an Executive Director for the NGO Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE). Sally is passionate about stories that connect both people and the environment, and has presented and produced Tambalang (BBC Three) and also worked with the Smithsonian on a series of films about elephant poaching in Myanmar. She is working on her first children’s book.

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Jon Sopel

Since 2014, Jon Sopel has held the prestigious post of North America Editor, the most senior foreign posting in the BBC. In his time in Washington, he has conducted an exclusive interview with President Obama, travelled on Air Force One, and famously clashed with President Trump at a White House news conference. His book, IF ONLY THEY DIDN’T SPEAK ENGLISH, was a critically acclaimed, bestselling insight into his time in Trump’s America. A YEAR AT THE CIRCUS was published in autumn 2019.

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Jennifer Stone

Jennifer Stone is an author and Head of English at a Suffolk school, and has a MA in Creative Writing (Crime) from UEA. She lives with her wife and their small son, and was born in Essex.

Her debut novel, CHERRY SLICE: A CHERRY P.I. MYSTERY was published by Farrago in April 2020.

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Dean Stott

Dean Stott is a former British Special Forces Soldier, Double World Record Holder and Mental Health Advocate. Dean left his 16 year military career after a severe parachuting accident left him unable to run but went on to gain two world records cycling The Pan American Highway. He completed the 14,000 mile route after just 18 months of training and raised an incredible amount of money for charity.

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Sarah Stovell

Sarah Stovell was born in the Home Counties, but soon realised that she was a northerner at heart after a stint working in North Yorkshire. She now lives in Northumberland with her partner and two children and lectures in Creative Writing at Lincoln University.

She is the author of MOTHERNIGHT and THE NIGHT FLOWER. Her first thriller, EXQUISITE, was published in 2017.

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Jessica Taylor

Dr Jessica Taylor is a working-class feminist author, senior lecturer, speaker and researcher with a PhD from University of Birmingham in Forensic Psychology. In 2019, she was awarded a Fellowship of Royal Society of Arts for her contribution to feminism and psychology. She is the founder and director of VictimFocus, VictimFocus Resources, VictimFocus Academy and The VictimFocus Blog.

 

WHY WOMEN ARE BLAMED FOR EVERYTHING, published by Little, Brown, is currently available for eBook and will be published in hardback August 2020.

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Nicki Thornton

Nicki Thornton is a children’s author and the co-founder of Mostly Books independent bookshop. Her debut magical murder mystery novel, THE LAST CHANCE HOTEL, was published by Chicken House in 2018. Book two in the series, THE BAD LUCK LIGHTHOUSE, was published in 2019, with THE CUT-THROAT CAFE following in 2020.

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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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Nancy Tucker

Nancy Tucker is a writer and student, currently studying a degree in Experimental Psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford. Nancy’s first book, THE TIME IN BETWEEN, explored her personal struggle with anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Nancy aspires to eventually apply her understanding of mental illness to a career in clinical psychology, and has a particular interest in the treatment of binge eating disorder and personality disorders.

Her first novel, THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING, will be published by Hutchinson and Riverhead in 2021.

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Trudi Tweedie

Trudi Tweedie is a YA fiction author. Her debut fantasy novel, The Pure Heart, was published by Chicken House in 2020. She enjoys writing historical fiction with a twist of mystery and magic and is currently working on her next book.

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John Volanthen

John Volanthen is a world record-holding British cave diver who has been at the forefront of underground rescue and exploration over the last two decades. In 2018, John played a key role in the Tham Luang Thailand cave rescue, and has been involved in a number of search, rescue, and recovery incidents around the world. Living in Bristol, John spends his ‘spare’ time running ultra marathons.

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Sophie Walker

Sophie is a feminist politician and was a founding member and first leader of the Women’s Equality Party. She has 20 years of experience as an international journalist and is Chief Executive of the Young Women’s Trust. Her book, Five Rules for Rebellion: Let’s Change the World Ourselves, published with Icon Books in March 2020.

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Gareth Ward

Gareth Ward is a magician, hypnotist, bookseller and author. He has worked as a Royal Marine Commando and a Police Officer, and currently resides in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, where he runs two independent bookshops. His first novel THE TRAITOR AND THE THIEF won the 2016 Storylines Tessa Duder Award, the 2018 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Youth Novel, and a 2018 Storylines Notable Book Award. In July 2020, THE CLOCKILL AND THE THIEF became Gareth’s second novel to win the Sir Julius Vogel Award.

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Tom Watson MP

Tom was Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 2015-2019. Tom served as Member of Parliament for West Bromwich East from 2001 to 2019, and as Minister for Digital Engagement and Civil Service Issues at the Cabinet Office from 2008 to 2009.

His book, DOWNSIZING, published with Kyle Books in January 2020 and will follow Tom’s journey to reverse his Type 2 diabetes and regain his health.

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Steve White

Steve White worked for UK police force for twelve years, and has an MA in Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University. He now lives in Queensland, Australia.

Steve has written novels for over twenty-five years. HERMIT, which will be published with Headline in 2020, is the first in a new crime series starring detective Dana Russo.

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Sophie Williams

Sophie Williams is a an active and passionate advocate for BAME representation and inclusion in the workplace – particularly focussing on black women.

Throughout her career in advertising and media Sophie has been passionate and vocal in championing the cause of diversity and inclusion. She has implemented strategies to not only increase BAME headcount, but also to ensure retention and development of that talent to senior roles. She is currently working on a toolkit for black women and the businesses that employ them.

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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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Ed Winters (Earthling Ed)

Ed Winters, a.k.a. Earthling Ed, is a vegan educator, public speaker, content creator, and co-founder and co-director of Surge, a non-profit animal rights organisation. He has given speeches across the world, including TEDx talks, and hosts The Disclosure Podcast. In 2018 Ed opened the 100% vegan Unity Diner, with all profits directed towards projects that help animals. Ed is currently working on his first book.

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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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Stephanie Yeboah

Stephanie Yeboah is a freelance writer, public speaker and fat acceptance advocate, and multi-award nominated plus size fashion blogger. Stephanie’s blog, Nerd About Town, is ten years old and she has written extensively for Stylist Magazine, ELLE, GQ, Evening Standard and Who What Wear on body positivity, race, intersectional feminism and dating from the perspective of a black, plus size woman living in the UK.

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