Cathryn Summerhayes

Cathryn Summerhayes

I like to get a very clear sense that any writer submitting to me is in this because they love writing, not because they see pound signs flashing up. With the writing itself I am mainly looking for three things: Authenticity, Uniqueness of Voice and Intricacy of Plotting.  I want to know why are you so well placed to tell … read more...

Peter Straus

Peter Straus

Peter Straus has been in the world of publishing for over thirty-five years. He began as a graduate trainee at Hodder and Stoughton and helped set up the Sceptre imprint in the mid 1980s. After a brief stint at Hamish Hamilton he became the publisher of Picador in 1990 and was tasked with building up the hardcover imprint as well … read more...

Janelle Andrew

Janelle Andrew

I am a literary agent specialising in well-written, entertaining, provocative and engaging fiction and narrative non-fiction. I have a particular affinity for debuts as I used to be a writer myself, but ultimately I am looking for authors who want to be read, who write for this purpose and who have something to say regardless of where they are in … read more...

Veronique Baxter

Veronique Baxter

I represent a broad range of writers but I am particularly drawn to literary fiction, upmarket crime and thrillers and historical fiction on the adult side and middle-grade, YA and narrative non-fiction on the children’s side. I also represent some non-fiction, including history, feminism, biography, and cultural history. I am actively looking for debut authors and in particular propulsive, page-turning … read more...

Jenny Savill

Jenny Savill

First up, Gold Dust is delighted to recommend to you the agent Jenny Savill. Jenny represents two authors linked to our team.  Rosie Nixon (taught on a writing retreat by Jill Dawson) and newly published Gold Dust graduate (mentored by Sally Cline) Eleanor Anstruther.

Jenny joined Andrew Nurnberg Associates in 2002 and is a Director of the company, placing authors … read more...

Antony Harwood

Antony Harwood

Literary fiction, commercial fiction, genre fiction, crossover fiction, reading-group fiction… I’m not looking for labels but live in a state of perpetual hope that the next manuscript I read will be a great story that’s brilliantly well told and beautifully written, that it will engage my brain and insist I turn the next page, that it will somehow take me … read more...