Meet our agents

Our agents are always actively looking for promising new writers and established talent to represent.

But why choose us?

You can be sure that every agent at The Blair Partnership is dynamic, entrepreneurial and well connected. We all have the relationships, expertise and experience you’ll need to successfully navigate the world of publishing.

Whoever represents you will work with the utmost integrity and will be as warm and personable as they are commercially astute.

Working with your agent

We believe the Agent/Client relationship is more than just a business partnership.

Your agent is your champion, sounding board and guide. They will help shape your story editorially, so it’s as creatively impactful as possible, and will always focus on what’s in your best long-term interest.

If you’d like to submit work to one of our agents, please read our submissions page and the relevant agent’s page first.

Agency Director

I represent clients across commercial fiction, children’s fiction and non-fiction, as well as screenwriters and brands.

With valuable previous experience working as a senior publisher, I have a deep and pragmatic understanding of what discerning editors want to see from our clients’ manuscripts.

Before joining The Blair Partnership, I spent four years at Furniss Lawton/ James Grant. I’ve also headed up the Sport list at HarperCollins and been a publisher at Simon & Schuster.

My submissions are currently closed. Please instead direct your submission to either Hattie or Jordan

Agent

I represent commercial and upmarket fiction, including women’s fiction, crime and thriller, historical and book club fiction. I also represent some non-fiction in the areas of lifestyle and personal development.  

Before joining the Blair Partnership, I spent six years at Blake Friedmann Agency.  In 2020, I was a Bookseller Rising Star and the Romantic Novelists’ Association Agent of the Year. 

Associate Agent

I represent crime and thriller, book club fiction, historical fiction and literary fiction, as well as true crime and non-fiction written by journalists and experts in their respective fields.  I also represent our children’s fiction clients in their Film and TV work.

Adam Reed

Brand Development

I help clients build their brands by collaborating with partners in TV, Film, brand partnerships and live engagements. I have previously worked at Disney, Penguin, Save the Children and Nickelodeon.

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Shafah Hanif

PA to Agency Director

I am Rory’s executive assistant, and I also support the wider agency team.

Clara Foster

Agency Assistant

As Agency Assistant, I support the team in all administrative and creative duties. This involves reading submissions, scouting talent, filing contracts, coordinating social media, being a second pair of eyes on client manuscripts, updating the website, helping our lovely authors with any queries, and just about anything else required to make sure the TBP books department runs smoothly.

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James Drake

Publishing Advisor

I am Founder and Chairman of Future Science Group (FSG), a publishing house focusing on breakthrough medical and biotechnological research.

I am Chairman of The Drake Foundation, which seeks to understand and improve long-term brain health for professional athletes and wider society. The Foundation has invested over £2 million in research and resources.

I co-founded The Drake Calleja Trust, a charity which supports young classical musicians and the Drake YolanDa Award for non-classical musicians.