Ansa Khan Khattak
Ansa Khan Khattak commissions literary fiction at Hutchinson Heinemann, imprints established in 1887 and 1890. They have both been home to the best storytelling for over 100 years. Authors she has worked with include Dima Alzayat, Hanna Bervoets, Wendy Erskine, Danielle Evans and Mary South.
Novelist and Short Story Writer
Writer & Creative Writing Tutor
Dr Liz Jones is a prize winning writer of creative non-fiction and journalism, and a creative writing tutor at Aberystwyth University. Her book, The Queen of Romance (Honno), a biography of Marguerite Jervis (aka Oliver Sandys and Countess Barcynska), was selected by The Independent in May 2021.
Deputy Editor and Managing Director, Granta
Luke Neima is the Managing Director and Deputy Editor at Granta magazine. He helps shape each print issue of the magazine, and is responsible for all aspects of Granta magazine’s commercial presence. His writing has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, Prospect and the White Review.
Naomi Booth is the author of Animals at Night and the novels Sealed and Exit Management—which was was named a Guardian Best Fiction Book of 2020. Her short fiction has been listed for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. The story Sour Hall was adapted into an Audible drama series.
Associate Agent, Soho Agency
Niamh O’Grady joined Soho Agency in 2015, having worked as a Waterstones bookseller in Manchester. She is now Associate Agent, and is drawn to books with heart and humour, thought-provoking writing and distinctive, compelling voices. She is keen to find new Irish and Northern writing talent.
Associate Literary Agent, Curtis Brown
Sabhbh Curran is an associate literary agent at Curtis Brown, representing a range of authors across fiction and non-fiction. She enjoys being hands-on with editorial to help authors get their manuscripts into the best possible shape and is on the hunt for beautifully crafted writing.
Writer and Lecturer
Wayne Price’s story collection, Furnace, was nominated for the 2012 Scottish First Book of the Year. His novel Mercy Seat was longlisted for The Guardian’s ‘Not the Booker Prize’. His poetry collection, Fossil Record, was selected by Carol Ann Duffy as one of her inaugural Laureate’s Choices.
Writer, Editor & Critic
Naush Sabah is a writer, editor, critic and educator. In 2019, she co-founded Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal where she is Editor and Publishing Director. Her writing has appeared in The Poetry Review and the TLS. She was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s 2021 Sky Arts Writers Award.
Founder, The Obsidian Foundation
Nick Makoha is the founder of The Obsidian Foundation. Winner of the 2021 Ivan Juritz prize and the Poetry London Prize. In 2017, Nick’s debut collection, Kingdom of Gravity, was shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection and was one of the Guardian’s best books of the year.
Oz Hardwick is a York-based writer, photographer and musician, who has been published extensively worldwide, and has read everywhere from Chicago to Glastonbury. His latest collections are The Lithium Codex (2019), and the experimental prose poetry micro-novella Wolf Planet (2020).