Charlie CampbellKingsford Campbell
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Charlie Campbell is a literary agent and joined Ed Victor Ltd in 2005, before leaving in 2014 to start his own agency with Julia Kingsford. He handled film, TV and serial rights for Ed Victor's clients, as well as helping launch the speakers bureau and digital publishing arm. He is interested in both fiction and non-fiction, with a particular focus on literary novels, thrillers and books that tackle big or quirky subjects in an accessible way. Before agenting, he spent three years at Literary Review, where he became Deputy Editor. His book Scapegoat: A History of Blaming Other People was published by Duckworth in the UK and Overlook in the US, as well as in Russia, Thailand and Turkey. In 2012, he and a group of writers revived the Authors XI, a literary cricket team that used to star PG Wodehouse and Arthur Conan Doyle. Under his captaincy the Authors have toured India and Sri Lanka and, in 2013, they defeated the national side of Japan. In the same year, their book, The Authors XI: A Season of English Cricket from Hackney to Hambledon, was published by Bloomsbury. It was shortlisted for the Cricket Society and MCC Book of the Year award.
Client list status:
Keen to build client list
Genres this agent is interested in:
Young adult fiction, Children's picture books, Children's fiction, Children's & YA non-fiction, Travel, Science, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Religion, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, History, Historical fiction, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:
Books or authors I've loved (mostly over the last few years) would include: Josephine Hart's Damage, Matt Haig's The Humans, Craig Brown's One on One, Hilary Mantel's Beyond Black, Paul Murray's Skippy Dies, Victoria Coren's For Richer, For Poorer, Leanne Shapton's Important Artifacts and..., SJ Parris, Michael Connelly, Norman Lewis, Nancy Mitford, PG Wodehouse, Bret Easton Ellis, Boris Akunin.
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How to make a submission:
Agency standard submission.
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Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
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Tanya Aldred, Edward Brooke-Hitching, Theodore Brun, Andrea Busfield, Jen Campbell, Bonnie Chung, Iain Dey, Christopher Dodd, Adam Fergusson, Jamie Fewery, Rebecca Front, Alex Gilly, Julian Gough, David Higgins, Will Hill, Thomas W Hodgkinson, Iain Hollingshead, Andrew Hosken, Simon Jones, Morag Joss, Gerard Lyons, Anthony McGowan, Barry McKinley, Bella Mackie, Hugh Matheson, Maya Slater, Tom Tivnan, Mike Woodhouse.
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All submissions via their submissions page on the website (not accepted by post or email): http://kingsfordcampbell.com/submissions/
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Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
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