Jemima joined David Higham in 2016 having previously been senior commissioning editor at Orion Publishing Group. She is looking for commercial and upmarket fiction, including crime and thrillers, psychological suspense, accessible literary fiction (including historical), women’s fiction and speculative/high-concept novels.
Jemima loves distinctive narrative voices, well-paced, intriguing plots and characters that leap off the page. She has a penchant for unusual narrators, books with a feminist angle, those with a hint of magic, and big, emotionally engaging love stories. Her favourite books of recent years include Elizabeth is Missing, Disclaimer, The Miniaturist, The Night Circus, Me Before You and anything by Jo Nesbø, Margaret Atwood or Curtis Sittenfeld.
In non-fiction, she is looking for innovative cookery, popular-culture and lifestyle projects, unique personal stories and humour.