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Quickfire Q&A with Literary Agent Clare Conville

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bunny earsListed by the Observer as one of ‘our top 50 players in the world of books’, Clare worked as an editor at Random House before co-founding Conville & Walsh in 2000. Between them, Clare’s clients have won or been nominated for nearly every major literary prize in the UK, including the Man Booker Prize, the Bollinger Everyman Woodhouse Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award, the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the Blue Peter Book of the Year award and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Clare is the co-author of Dangerous Women: The Guide To Modern Life and co-curator of the Curious Arts Festival.

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Q&A with Literary Agent, Kevin Conroy Scott

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Kevin Conroy Scott is the co-founder of Tibor Jones & Associates. As a literary agent he’s discovered and represented authors shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, worked with authors who have won the Nestlé Prize and Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and recently arranged one of ‘the biggest publishing deals of all time’ for his most well-known client, Wilbur Smith.
 

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Author Tipsheet: Gill Harvey

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We’re pleased to share this advice from children’s author, Gill Harvey. Gill spent the first half-decade of her writing career working on non-fiction at Usbourne, before moving onto fiction. She’s written stories for everyone from tots to teens, and for an equally wide range of publishers (though not always under her own name).

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Q&A with Author Mike Stoner

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Mike Stoner was born in the UK, but currently lives in Prague with his family. He spent a year in Indonesia, which provided a lot of the inspiration for his first novel, Jalan Jalan. He was selected for The Guardian’s self-published book of the month before finding a traditional publisher. He currently teaches English, trains teachers and does freelance writing. He’s planning to finish his next novel by the end of the year.

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Freelancer Tipsheet: Working with a Ghostwriter

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We are pleased to offer this advice on working with a ghostwriter from the man dubbed ‘one of the most successful – if not the most successful ghostwriter in the world’ by the BBC. Andrew Crofts has written over a hundred books, many of which have become bestsellers. Here he shares some sage advice on choosing and collaborating with a ghostwriter on your book.

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