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James has been an agent for almost twenty years. Before making the move to Gillon Aitken Associates in 1998, he worked at Hodder Headline. He is also an editor and occasional contributor to Archipelago Magazine and a published author in his own right. His non-fiction book, Raptor: A Journey Through Britain's Birds of Prey, published in 2014 by Fourth Estate, won top prize at 2011 Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Awards for Non-Fiction.

There is little information available on James regarding his specific interests as an agent. The Antony Harwood Literary Agency takes on fiction and non-fiction covering almost all areas, with poetry and screenwriting being the only works to be a no-no. The agency's website also does not break down clients by agent, so it is difficult to get an accurate picture of James' current clients. However, Barry Miles, author of critically acclaimed non-fiction books on the Beat generation, counter-culture icons, and rock 'n' roll is on James' list.

During promotional work for Raptor, James discussed the influence of his work as an agent on his writing. Being so attuned to voice and narrative structure for his clients, he was particularly hard on himself. And while he knows the ins and outs of the publishing industry well, experiencing it from the perspective of an author has, he hopes, made him more sympathetic to their situation and experience.



Detailed data

Agency:
Antony Harwood
Agent since:
1998
Short biography:
James Macdonald Lockhart's first job in publishing was at Hodder Headline and he joined Gillon Aitken Associates in 1998. After two years there, he joined Antony to set up the new agency.
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, Historical fiction, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:
No Data
Other loves & passions:
No Data
How to make a submission:
Happy to consider submissions of fiction and non-fiction in every genre and category except for screenwriting and poetry. If you wish to submit your work to us for consideration, please send a brief outline by email. If you want to post your material to us, please be sure to enclose an SAE or the cost of return postage.
Other advice and background:

Is a published author.

Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
Does not Tweet
Interesting links:
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/birds-prey-study-rsljerwood-winner.html
Clients:
This agency do not produce an individual agent client list. The following names represent the agency's full client list: Alastair Bonnett, Michael Bracewell, Clare Chambers, Nora Chassler, Ethan Coen, Amanda Craig, Candida Crewe, David Dabydeen, Olivia Darling, James Dawson, Danny Dorling, Louise Doughty, Robert Edric, Carlo Gebler, Alan Glynn, Alison Goodman, Jennifer Gray, Neil Griffiths, Peter F. Hamilton, Emma Haughton, Caspar Henderson, Alan Hollinghurst, Stewart Home, Dan Hooper, Tom Huddleston, Roland Huntford, David Keen, A. L. Kennedy, Douglas Kennedy, Dorothy Koomson, C. B. Lindsay, Mark Lynas, Chris Manby, Glyn Maxwell, Leo Mellor, Claire Merle, Barry Miles, George Monbiot, Peter Moore, Simone Morden, Tamsyn Murray, Kim Newman, Ruaridh Nicoll, Garth Nix, Glenn Patterson, Alison Rattle, Geoff Ryman, Linda Sarah, Rose Shapiro, Erica Wagner, Tony White, Stuart Walton, Darren Williams, Robert Williams, Julia Wills, Robert McLiam Wilson, Ronald Wright.
Full client list:
http://www.antonyharwood.com/index.php/ourauthors
Email address:
mail@antonyharwood.com

Agents of: Antony Harwood

Agency details

Website:
http://www.antonyharwood.com/
About the agency:
The Antony Harwood Ltd literary agency was set up in London in 2000 by Antony Harwood and James Macdonald Lockhart and moved to Oxford in 2003. The agency has brokered book and film deals for a Booker winner (Alan Hollinghurst), a Costa winner (AL Kennedy), Louise Doughty, Peter Hamilton, Dorothy Koomson, Tim Parks and many others.
Address for submissions:
103 Walton Street Oxford OX2 6EB
Office address:
No data
Email address:
mail@antonyharwood.com
Phone number:
01865 559 615
Number of agents:
3
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
We are happy to consider submissions of fiction and non-fiction in every genre and category except for screenwriting and poetry. If you wish to submit your work to us for consideration, please send a brief outline by email. If you want to post your material to us, please be sure to enclose an SAE or the cost of return postage. Make sure that you keep a copy of all material you send to us. We accept no liability for the loss or damage of any material received. We receive a huge number of submissions every week and regretfully cannot reply to each one.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
29/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
No data
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
None
Latest news:
http://www.antonyharwood.com/latest-news-from-antony-harwood
More about the agency:
The Antony Harwood Ltd literary agency was set up in London in 2000 by Antony Harwood and James Macdonald Lockhart and moved to Oxford in 2003. The agency has brokered book and film deals for a Booker winner (Alan Hollinghurst), a Costa winner (AL Kennedy), Louise Doughty, Peter Hamilton, Dorothy Koomson, Tim Parks and many others.

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