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Having worked on both sides of the pond, Claire has a singular understanding of both the US and UK markets, something she uses to her advantage as head of the London office for Janklow and Nesbit. The agency is extremely well known for representing literary and commercial fiction writers such as Jeffrey Eugenides, Tom Wolfe, Danielle Steel, and Anne Rice, as well as non-fiction works by Gore Vidal, Jimmy Carter, and David McCullough. After taking a short break from the agency in 2013 to spend more time with her family, Claire is back at it with renewed vigor. 

It is difficult to pin down Claire's specific interests, as her clients are as varied as those represented across the entire company. A majority of her list appears to be non-fiction. Claire's clients include many journalists writing full-length narrative non-fiction, such as Alec Ash and Libby Brooks. Some of her clients write memoirs, such as famous James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery. Not content to cover politics, science, social commentary and more, Claire's list also boasts The Mumsnet Guides.

While you might think that her taste is limited to more serious subject matter, Claire also represents bestselling author Jasper Fforde. Fforde writes fantasy for adults and children including his Thursday Next series and the Nursery Crime books.

Claire is not active online. She does have a twitter account but hasn't used it since 2010. Her profile on the agency website is limited, at best, and our researchers couldn't find any interviews with her to narrow down her interests outside her current client list.

We hope to update her profile when we have more information. Until then, if you have any useful details regarding Claire, please let Agent Hunter know.



Detailed data

Agency:
Janklow and Nesbit
Agent since:
2002
Short biography:
Claire Conrad studied at the University of Edinburgh, where she graduated with an MA in English Literature. She began her publishing career at Chatto & Windus, went on to work for Granta and Canongate Books, then subsequently moved to New York, where she lived for five years and worked for the New York Review of Books. There she became Publisher of the NYRB Classics series, an imprint which republishes great and sometimes forgotten literature. Claire returned to the UK in 2002, and joined Janklow & Nesbit as a literary agent. She is director of the London office, and represents a wide range of subjects and authors.
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, Mind, Body, Spirit, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, History, Women's fiction, Science fiction, Paranormal romance, Horror, Historical fiction, Genre romance, Fantasy, Erotica, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:
Classic literature.
Other loves & passions:


How to make a submission:
Standard agency submission
Other advice and background:


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
Yes
Follow on Twitter:
@clairegpaterson
Interesting links:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2005/jun/10/fiction.oliverburkeman
Clients:
Full agency client list: H-57, Fran Abrams, Alec Ash, Tilly Bagshawe, Tom Bale, Kat Banyard, Mallika Basu, John Bauer, Alex Bellos, David Bellos, Joshua Blackburn, Sacha Bonsor, Paul Broks, Libby Brooks, Oliver Burkeman, Louise Candlish, Oliver Chittenden, Philip Collins, Sir Sean Connery, Shirley Conran, Gavin Corbett, Charles Cumming, Ashley Dartnell, Lewis Dartnell, Rosemary Davidson, Ewan Davis, Domenica De Rosa, Gideon Defoe, Mark Douglas Hill, Tom Dyckhoff, Dylan Evans, Jasper Fforde, Kevin Fong, Petina Gappah, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Jordan Goodman, Lucie Green, Elly Griffiths, Xiaolu Guo, Claudia Hammond, Duff Hart-Davis, Lucy Hawking, Jason Hewitt, Jilliane Hoffman, Matthew Hooton, Alok Jha, Jonathan Jones, Julie Kavanagh, Elisabeth Kehoe, Richard Kerridge, Brian Kimberling, Gavin Knight, Manjit Kumar, Olivia Laing, James Landale, Ben Lewis, Emily Mackie, Adam Marek, Paul Meyer Gregor Muir, The Mumsnet Guides, Matt Parker, Michael Peel, Robert Penn, Frank Pope, Henry Porter, Tim Radford, Eva Rice, Tim Richardson, Hallie Rubenhold, Alan Rusbridger, Adam Rutherford, Sunjeev Sahota , Richard Sennett, William Shawcross, Jon Stock, Deyan Sudjic, Charlie Taylor, Roberta Taylor, Tom Templeton, James Treadwell, Annabel Venning, Guy Walters, Camilla Way, Gabriel Weston, Lucie Whitehouse, Jack Wolf, Patrick Woodhead, Emily Woof, Farahad Zama.
Full client list:
http://www.janklowandnesbit.co.uk/authors
Email address:
cconrad@janklow.co.uk

Agents of: Janklow and Nesbit

Agency details

Website:
http://www.janklowandnesbit.co.uk/
About the agency:
Janklow & Nesbit has been in business since 1973, and is one of the largest and most powerful literary agencies in the world, with offices in New York, London and LA. Since its inception the company has prided itself on the diversity of its clients, who are defined by their quality rather than any over-riding editorial ethos, and who range from the literary (Tom Wolfe, Jeffrey Eugenides, Joan Didion) to the commercial (Thomas Harris, Danielle Steel, Anne Rice, the estates of Sidney Sheldon and Michael Crichton). As well as novelists, the agency represents non-fiction authors of every stripe (Gore Vidal, David McCullough) and is known in the US for the politicians on its roster, including Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, and Senator John Kerry. The London office opened in 2000, tasked with building a first-class list of UK-based writers for whom the agency provides co-ordinated representation across all formats and territories. Over the last decade, the agency has grown to represent a broad range of international authors, who are regularly nominated for and awarded major literary prizes, and feature in best-seller lists around the world. Our small, highly-focused office provides a unique service to its clients - a boutique agency with a global perspective.
Address for submissions:
13a Hillgate Street, London, W8 7SP
Office address:
No data
Email address:
queries@janklow.co.uk
Phone number:
0207 243 2975
Number of agents:
5
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
For fiction submissions, please send an informative covering letter, the first three chapters (or around fifty pages) and a brief synopsis. For non-fiction submissions, please send a full outline and covering letter. Please put your email address on your covering letter, or include a return envelope and sufficient postage if you would like your material sent back to you.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
0 days
Agency Transparency Index:
46/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
Y - New York, London and LA
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
None
Latest news:
http://www.janklowandnesbit.co.uk/news
More about the agency:
Janklow & Nesbit has been in business since 1973, and is one of the largest and most powerful literary agencies in the world, with offices in New York, London and LA. Since its inception the company has prided itself on the diversity of its clients, who are defined by their quality rather than any over-riding editorial ethos, and who range from the literary (Tom Wolfe, Jeffrey Eugenides, Joan Didion) to the commercial (Thomas Harris, Danielle Steel, Anne Rice, the estates of Sidney Sheldon and Michael Crichton). As well as novelists, the agency represents non-fiction authors of every stripe (Gore Vidal, David McCullough) and is known in the US for the politicians on its roster, including Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, and Senator John Kerry. The London office opened in 2000, tasked with building a first-class list of UK-based writers for whom the agency provides co-ordinated representation across all formats and territories. Over the last decade, the agency has grown to represent a broad range of international authors, who are regularly nominated for and awarded major literary prizes, and feature in best-seller lists around the world. Our small, highly-focused office provides a unique service to its clients - a boutique agency with a global perspective.

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