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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Bana Alabed

Ella Allbright (Nikki Moore)

Ella writes commercial women’s fiction set in her beautiful home county of Dorset – her forthcoming novel 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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Ella / Nikki
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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.

James Anthony

James Anthony is a British writer and poet living in New York. His current project, SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS, RETOLD, is a contemporary re-write of all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets, written in iambic pentameter. James is passionate about bringing the beauty of Shakespeare to the masses.

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James Anthony

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.

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).

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. Habeas Corpus will be published by Bloomsbury in 2019 and has been optioned for a TV drama series by the BBC.

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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Ronen Bergman

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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David Bolchover

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

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 will be published in August 2018.

 

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.

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

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.

Follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook – and see his online store here.

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

Virginia Clay

Virginia Clay is a British children’s fiction author, actor, singer and teacher living in Kenya. Her debut novel, WARRIOR BOY – a modern adventure about a London city boy discovering his Kenyan roots – was shortlisted for the Times Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2017. It will be published by Chicken House in September 2018.

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Virgina Clay

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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Ryan Collett

Dawn Coulter-Cruttenden

Dawn is a children’s author, illustrator and artist. Originally from Northern Ireland she splits her time between London and Donegal. In 2016 she became the first woman to be artist in residence at The Savoy.

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Dawn Coulter-Cruttenden

Drew Davies

Drew Davies was born in and lives in London and grew up in Whanganui, New Zealand. He won a Playmarket New Zealand Young Playwright of the Year award in 2000. After a brief stint on a kiwi soap, he has worked in Search for the past 15 years. Drew’s other claim to fame is that Stephen Fry once called him droll. He is the author of two novels for Bookouture, THE SHAPE OF US and DEAR LILY.

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Drew Davies

Rebecca Denton

Rebecca Denton lives between London, Austria and New Zealand with her young family and 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. Rebecca is working on her upcoming novel.

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Rebecca Denton

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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Roxane Dhand

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 will be published by Usborne in September 2018.

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

Fox Fisher

Fox Fisher is an award-winning artist, filmmaker and campaigner. They are the co-director of My Genderation, which celebrates trans lives and experiences through film and other mediums. In 2013, they helped found Trans Pride Brighton, and are also an advisor for All About Trans, a project that aims to create more positive media representation of trans people. They received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Brighton for their contribution to both film and campaigning for trans rights. They are the co-author and illustrator of ARE YOU A BOY OR ARE YOU A GIRL and TRANS TEEN SURVIVAL GUIDE.

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Fox Fisher

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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Sue Fortin

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 is currently working on his second book, THE POWER IN YOU, which will publish with Orion in 2020.

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Henry Fraser

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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Mark Freeman

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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Robert Galbraith

Sara Gibbs

Sara Gibbs is a UK-based comedy writer, graduate of the National Film and Television School’s Writing & Producing Comedy course and prolific tweeter. Her credits include Dead Ringers, The News Quiz, The Daily Mash, CollegeHumor, The Now Show, The Mash Report and Have I Got News for You. She is co-founder of satirical online women’s magazine, Succubus, and the founder of The First Laugh Comedy Writing Competition for new writers. Having received a late autism diagnosis at age 30, Sara uses humour to advocate for a better understanding of autism and neurodivergence.

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Sara Gibbs

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.

Tom Gilliford

Tom, who was a contestant on The Great British Bake Off 2016, uses cakes, bakes and cookery to highlight social issues and protest injustice – in the tastiest way possible. Tom began his career in education and is passionate about helping companies to develop their creative skills and capacities. He is an experienced public speaker whose TEDx talk argues for a future where creativity is king in our classrooms.

 

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.

Sadie Hasler

Sadie Hasler is a multi-award winning columnist, playwright, actor, and Co Artistic Director of theatre company Old Trunk. Her plays Pramkicker and Fran & Leni are published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. She has been Columnist of the Year for both the Society of Editors and EDF Media Awards, and has written for The Lancet and Standard Issue Magazine. She is currently working on her first novel.

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Sadie Hasler

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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Lucy V. Hay

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 has sold both in the UK and Brazil. His most recent adult non-fiction title, HOW TO RIDE A BIKE, published with Octopus in 2018. He is currently working on an inspirational children’s non-fiction title, BE AMAZING, which will publish with Walker Books in 2020.

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Chris Hoy

Iqbal Hussain

Having studied Mathematics at a small Welsh university, Iqbal chose to earn a living with words. He worked as a journalist for many years, for publications ranging from The Guardian’s Education supplement to The Young Telegraph. He was shortlisted for the Penguin Random House WriteNow 2017 programme, is an alumnus of the inaugural London Writers’ Awards 2018, and was shortlisted for the Creative Future Writers’ Award 2019. Iqbal is working on his first novel, NORTHERN BOY, a coming-of-age story about what it feels like to be a “butterfly among the bricks”.

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Iqbal Hussain

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. He is currently working on his first novel.

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.

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Scott Innes

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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James Inverne

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

Louise Jensen

Louise Jensen is the author of international No.1-bestsellers The SisterThe GiftThe Surrogate and The Date. Her novels have now sold in excess of a million English Language copies and have been published in twenty languages. The Gift has been optioned for a film. Louise was nominated for the Goodreads ‘Debut Author’ Award in 2016 and is a USA Today– and Wall Street Journal-bestselling author.

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.

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). Her latest project, MOLLY & ME (Michael Joseph), the memoir of a top pet detective, will be published in spring 2019.

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 it’s 20th title in 2018.

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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,  named Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month for June 2017, and nominated for both the Carnegie Prize 2018 and the Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year 2018.

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Kieran Larwood

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.

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.

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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Evanna Lynch

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.

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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Niki Mackay

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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Dr Aseem Malhotra

Jo Malone CBE

Jo Malone CBE is the founder of luxury beauty brand Jo Loves. She has been described as an ‘English scent maverick’ and the woman responsible for creating some of the world’s most-loved fragrances. Recognised for her industry expertise, Jo regularly shares her brand building experience with audiences around the world. She writes a weekly business advice column for the London Evening Standard and her book, MY STORY, is published by Simon & Schuster.

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Jo Malone

Eve McDonnell

Eve is a children’s book writer and artist based in Wexford. Her middle-grade adventure, ELSETIME, won the 2017 Wells Festival of Literature Book for Children Award and longlisted in the Bath Children’s Novel Award 2017. 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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Eve McDonnell

 

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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Catherine Miller

 

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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Ahmad Nawaz

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

Owl

Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir a.k.a. Owl is a writer, filmmaker and campaigner. They are co-director of My Genderation, which celebrates trans lives and trans experiences through film and other mediums. They are an advisor for All About Trans, a project that aims to create more positive media representation of trans people. They are a columnist for Metro and are co-author of TRANS TEEN SURVIVAL GUIDE.

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Owl

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

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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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, and his work has been featured in Private Eye Magazine. 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

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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Duncan Roe

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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Terry Ronald
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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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Anbara Salam

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.

Robert Scragg

Robert Scragg is a crime fiction writer whose contemporary police procedural series features detective duo Porter and Styles. WHAT FALLS BETWEEN THE CRACKS was published by Allison and Busby in 2018 and the second in this series, NOTHING ELSE REMAINS was published in 2019. He is a founding member of the North East Noir Crime Writer’s Group, and a guest post writer for the Newcastle Noir blog.

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Robert Scragg

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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Lauren Sharkey

 

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 is due to be 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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Babita Sharma

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 Middle Grade fantasy writer. His debut novel, FROSTFIRE – a survival adventure taking place on a sentient glacier – was shortlisted for the 2016 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition, and was published by Chicken House in 2018.

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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 last year.

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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. His next book will be published by BBC Books in autumn 2019.

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 will be published by Farrago in April 2020.

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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Dean Stott

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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Sarah Stovell

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 FIREFLY CAGE, won the Times Chicken House Children’s Fiction competition 2016 and is to be published by Chicken House in 2018.

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Nicki Thornton

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

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.

Trudi Tweedie

Trudi Tweedie is a writer of YA fiction. Her debut fantasy novel, The Pure Heart, won the Times/Chicken House children’s fiction competition 2018. The book is due to be published in Feb 2020 by Chicken House. Previously she was a consumer insight manager for Heineken and a brand strategist for marketing agencies in London and Edinburgh. She enjoys writing historical fiction with a twist of mystery and magic.

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Trudi Tweedie

Sophie Walker

Sophie Walker is a feminist politician, a founding member of the Women’s Equality Party and was 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

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.

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Gareth Ward

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, will publish 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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Tom Watson

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.

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.

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

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.

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Ed Winters

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

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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Stephanie Yeboah
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