Jordan Lees

Jordan Lees is an Associate Agent.

He represents crime/thrillers of all stripes, book club fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction, true crime and smart non-fiction.

He is particularly drawn to writing with a darker edge, and is open to crime/thrillers with a high-concept or speculative heart. Crime/thrillers told in a different way or from an unconventional perspective would be particularly interesting, as would any kind of detective fiction. He is usually excited by anything which infuses horror or folklore into the narrative, or blends one genre with another. Authentic historical fiction, thoughtful book club fiction and provocative literary fiction are also very welcome, as are proposals by journalists or experts in the true crime and smart non-fiction space.

Some of his favourite writers are Patricia Highsmith, John Fowles, Belinda Bauer, Italo Calvino, Cormac McCarthy, Marlon James, Gillian Flynn and Raymond Chandler. Some recent books he has enjoyed are:

  • Lanny by Max Porter
  • Lullaby by Leïla Slimani
  • His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
  • The Last by Hanna Jameson
  • My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Jordan also represents our children’s clients in the Film/TV space.

He is not currently looking for spy novels, sci-fi and fantasy, women’s fiction, children’s and YA.

See more about what Jordan is looking for here and send submissions to [email protected].

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