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Kevin Conroy Scott is the joint Director and co-founder of Tibor Jones and Associates.  He has a strong background in publishing having previously worked at A.P. Watt and Conville Walsh.  He also works as a journalist and author.

From his online profile, it is clear that Kevin has represented writers who have garnered prestigious literary awards.  However, the authors are not named and it is not clear whether they are connected to Tibor Jones.

In 2012, Tibor Jones acquired the Martin Pick Literary Consultancy agency and with it, best-selling historical novelist, Wilbur Smith.  Kevin is keen to use digital media to ‘reimagine Smith for the 21st century’, and Kevin and fellow agent, Laura MacDougall, work jointly on this.  Other notable clients include architect, Rem Koolhaus and leading art curator, Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Unfortunately, the agency does not publish an individual agent client list which makes it difficult for a new author to know exactly what Kevin is looking for.  They whole agency list is small but quite diverse.  It reveals an agency interested in representing historical fiction, contemporary music, architecture, film, journalism, and 21st century politics.  

Kevin has a keen interest in film and is the author of ‘The Screenwriter's Masterclass’ (Faber & Faber).  As one of the co-founders of Colombiage, (a festival of contemporary Colombian culture and arts), we also think he would be a good choice of agent for arts related non fiction.



Detailed data

Agency:
Tibor Jones and Associates
Agent since:
0
Short biography:

Kevin Conroy Scott co-founded Tibor Jones & Associates with his wife Landa Acevedo-Scott in 2007 after working as a literary agent at AP Watt Ltd and Conville & Walsh Ltd. Kevin is a veteran of the New Line Cinema mail room and his journalism has appeared in The New Statesman, Variety, The Independent, The Bookseller, LA Weekly and Written By Magazine. He is also the author of Screenwriter's Masterclass (Faber & Faber) and the co-founder of Colombiage, Europe's most influential Colombian festival of culture and the arts. His authors have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Guardian First Book Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and have won the Commonwealth First Book Award, the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and the Nestle Prize. In November of 2011 he became Managing Director of the Charles Pick Consultancy Ltd (CPC).

Client list status:
Open to new clients
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:

Kevin is interested in literary fiction and serious non-fiction and occasionally takes on genre titles if they are sufficiently surprising. He is now the literary agent of bestselling author, Wilbur Smith, whose 33 novels have sold more than 122 million copies worldwide since 1964. When asked recently about the agency's direction, Conray commented: 'Being small and young, we can react ahead of others. I hope that in five years time we're still going to be innovating and enabling people to tell the stories they care about. There is no point in being blinkered about what's going on, the market's just going to continue to change'.

Other loves & passions:

Colombian culture.

How to make a submission:
Agency standard submission to: enquiries@tiborjones.com
Other advice and background:
No Data
Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@TiborJones
Interesting links:
http://www.faber.co.uk/catalog/author/kevin-conroy-scott
Clients:
Full agency client list: V.W. Adams, Sulaiman Smy Addonia, Martin Bannister, Sarah Bilston, Iain Broome, Dea Brovig, Tom Burgis, Brian Chikwava, Jarvis Cocker, Jason Cowley, Lewis Crofts, Peter Culshaw, Kevin Cummins, Nathan Filer, Amana Fontanella-Khan, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Colin Grant, Matthew Green, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Dan Hancox, Hala Jaber, Rem Koolhaas, Joanne Lake, Paul Lake, Sophia Al-Maria, Palash Krishna Mehrotra, D.E. Meredith, Marcus O'Dair, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Brian Schofield, Srikumar Sen, Ben Rawlence, Tali Sharot, Alice de Smith, Tim Spector, Tod Wodicka and Christopher Winn.
Full client list:
http://tiborjones.com/books/authors/
Email address:
kevin@tiborjones.com

Agents of: Tibor Jones and Associates

Agency details

Website:
http://tiborjones.com/
About the agency:
Tibor Jones & Associates was founded in 2007 by Kevin Conroy Scott as a literary agency and arts consultancy dedicated to building the careers of the serious authors and creatives of his generation. The ambition of the company is to keep a small list of authors and help those authors achieve their vision wherever their ideas take them. The company name is a dedication to two people: Tibor Kalman, the late graphic designer who said, 'I do something once and I fuck it up, I do it a second time and I get it right and the third time I move on. If you do this you can achieve an incredible ecstasy of learning.' And Nerys Jones, an author of profound character who passed away unexpectedly before the company was established.
Address for submissions:
No data
Office address:
2nd Floor 2-6 Atlantic Road London SW9 8HY
Email address:
enquiries@tiborjones.com
Phone number:
020 7733 0555
Number of agents:
2
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Other - see details
Further submission info:
Please send a cover letter telling us about you and your writing background and a one page synopsis of the book, and the first five pages of the novel or proposal.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
50/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
None
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@tiborjones
Latest news:
http://tiborjones.com/
More about the agency:
Tibor Jones & Associates was founded in 2007 by Kevin Conroy Scott as a literary agency and arts consultancy dedicated to building the careers of the serious authors and creatives of his generation. The ambition of the company is to keep a small list of authors and help those authors achieve their vision wherever their ideas take them. The company name is a dedication to two people: Tibor Kalman, the late graphic designer who said, 'I do something once and I fuck it up, I do it a second time and I get it right and the third time I move on. If you do this you can achieve an incredible ecstasy of learning.' And Nerys Jones, an author of profound character who passed away unexpectedly before the company was established.

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