I joined DHA in 2007, and am a director of the company and head of the Books department. Before becoming an agent I worked on the publishing side for fifteen years, in publicity at Hodder & Stoughton, and as a commissioning editor and publisher at Little, Brown and then Simon & Schuster.
My list is primarily non-fiction, and includes leading historians, journalists and commentators. I like books that say something new about the way the world works, and welcome approaches from experts in their field who want to communicate their ideas to a wider audience.
I’m open to new projects in most genres, especially history (both popular and academic); current affairs, politics and economics; biography and memoir; narrative non-fiction including books that blur genre boundaries; sport and adventure stories; popular culture, especially film and music; popular science and psychology; ‘smart thinking’ or ideas books; and business books with a strong narrative. I am a member of the Advisory Committee of the Cundill History Prize. I’m probably not the right agent if your project is likely to sit in the self-help or mind/body/spirit section of bookshops.
In fiction, I like novels that grab the attention, whether literary or commercial, but please note I do not represent any YA authors, or science fiction/fantasy.