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Georgia Garrett is a leading London agent who discovered novelist Zadie Smith (White Teeth; On Beauty).  She began her career as an editor at Victor Gollancz and Picador.  Georgia has an impeccable background as a top literary agent, having previously worked at A. P. Watt and also the Wylie agency (see our profile on Andrew 'The Jackal' Wylie), where she ran the London office.  Georgia has been an agent at Rogers, Coleridge and White since 2011.

She has an eclectic list which covers literary fiction, women’s commercial fiction, history, psychology, lifestyle and memoir.  Her list is well-established and features many household names.  Fiction clients include: novelist and actress Myra Syal (Anita and Me – a Betty Trask award winner); award-winning novelist, playwright and essayist Caryl Philips (Colour me English); Matthew Kneale (English Passengers which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award);  Novelist and historian, John O’Farrell (The Man Who Forgot his Wife); and Film Director and writer, Richard E. Grant.  The fiction list is undeniably diverse but it is worth noting that Georgia has championed contemporary novelists whose work explores multiculturalism.

Best-selling non-fiction clients include: modern Britain historian David Kynastan (Tales of a New Jerusalem); Guardian columnist and lifestyle writer Hadley Freeman (The Meaning of Sunglasses); Psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz author of the critical success The Examined Life: How we Lose and Find Ourselves; Sunday Times columnist and women’s lifestyle writer, India Knight (The Shops; Neris and India’s Idiot-Proof Diet); and Journalist and feminist Caitlyn Moran (How to be a Woman).

She has a twitter account but doesn’t use it much @garrett_georgia.  We recommend that anyone interested in submitting to this agent should peruse her client list on the RCW site. 



Detailed data

Agency:
Rogers Coleridge and White
Agent since:
1996
Short biography:

Georgia Garrett joined Rogers, Coleridge and White in 2011, having worked as an agent at the Wylie Agency and AP Watt. Prior to that she was an editor at Victor Gollancz and Picador.

Client list status:
Open to new clients
Genres this agent is interested in:
Travel, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Memoir and autobiography, History, Women's fiction, Historical fiction, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:

Her clients include Joe Dunthorne, Esther Freud, Philip Hensher, Nick Hornby, India Knight, Hisham Matar, Caitlin Moran, John O'Farrell, Caryl Phillips and Zadie Smith.

Other loves & passions:


How to make a submission:
Agency standard submission. Contact Georgia via her assistant Alex Hammond.
Other advice and background:


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@garrett_georgia
Interesting links:
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/georgia-garrett-leave-p-watt.html
Clients:
Sophie Heawood, Isabella Hammad, Laura Bates, Sali Hughes, Philippe Sands, Juliet Mitchell, Sam Leith, Matthew Kneale, Juliet Gardiner, Kate Anthony, Zadie Smith, Arthur Smith, Christopher Ross, Emily Perkins, Caitlin Moran, Giles Milton, India Knight, Kate Hubbard, Charlotte Hobson, Richard E Grant, Joe Dunthorne, Dea Birkett, Lynn Barber, David Aaronovitch, Hisham Matar, Hadley Freeman, Stephen Grosz, Luke Tredget, Luke Kennard, Viv Albertine, Meera Syal, Emma Richler, Ben Markovits, David Kynaston, Rachel Johnson, Adelaide Docx, Jenny Turner, Giles Smith, Duncan Sarkies, Anna Raverat, John O'Farrell, Tim Moore, Mark McNay, Susan Irvine, Nick Hornby, Philip Hensher, Lissa Brody, Geraldine Bedell, Eleanor Bailey, Caryl Philips, Ben Masters, David Baddiel
Full client list:
http://www.rcwlitagency.com/literary-agents/authors-for-georgia-garrett/
Email address:
madeleine@rcwlitagency.com

Agents of: Rogers Coleridge and White

Agency details

Website:
http://www.rcwlitagency.com/
About the agency:
Deborah Rogers set up Deborah Rogers Ltd. in 1967, and shortly afterwards was joined by Pat White. Rogers, Coleridge and White was founded twenty years later, when Gill Coleridge left Anthony Sheil Associates to join them in 1987. In 2002 the agency was joined by Peter Straus, previously editor-in-chief at Macmillan and Publisher of Picador. The colophon on the company's letterhead, chosen by Deborah Rogers, is the Coptic Tree.
Address for submissions:
20 Powis Mews, London, W11 1JN
Office address:
No data
Email address:
info@rcwlitagency.com
Phone number:
020 7221 3717
Number of agents:
12
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
Submissions should include a covering letter telling us about yourself and the background to the book. In the case of fiction they should consist of the first three chapters or approximately the first fifty pages of the work to a natural break, and a brief synopsis. Non-fiction submissions should take the form of a proposal up to twenty pages in length explaining what the work is about and why you are best placed to write it. Material should be printed out in 12 point font, in double-spacing and on one side only of A4 paper. We cannot acknowledge receipt of material and nor can we accept responsibility for anything you send us, so please retain a copy of material submitted. Material will be returned only if sent with an adequately stamped and sized self-addressed envelope; if return postage is not provided the material will be recycled. YA and Children's fiction should be submitted via email to clairewilson@rcwlitagency.com. We regret that this department cannot undertake to read submissions from the US due to the large volume received. We do not accept any other email submissions unless by prior arrangement with individual agents. We will try to respond within six to eight weeks of receipt of your material, but please appreciate that this isn't always possible as we must give priority to the authors we already represent. Please note that we do not represent scripts for theatre, film or television
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
32/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
No data
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@RCWLitAgency
Latest news:
http://www.rcwlitagency.com/news.aspx
More about the agency:
Deborah Rogers set up Deborah Rogers Ltd. in 1967, and shortly afterwards was joined by Pat White. Rogers, Coleridge and White was founded twenty years later, when Gill Coleridge left Anthony Sheil Associates to join them in 1987. In 2002 the agency was joined by Peter Straus, previously editor-in-chief at Macmillan and Publisher of Picador. The colophon on the company's letterhead, chosen by Deborah Rogers, is the Coptic Tree.

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