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Natasha Fairweather is a senior agent and joint head of the literary department at United Agents.  She has worked for a number of prestigious literary agencies including Curtis Brown and A.P.Watt.  However, her career trajectory is unusual as she took a break from British publishing in 1992 and spent seven years living and working in Jerusalem and Moscow.  

She has a strong non-fiction list and represents many household names in journalism (Toby Young, Tim Dowling, Mariella Fostrup); politics (Boris Johnson, Jonathan Powell); and fashion (Grace Coddington, Luella Bartley). Alongside the famous faces, Natasha represents a number of prize winning investigative journalists, including James Meek (winner of the 2015 Orwell prize for Private Island) and Ghaith Abdul-Ahad (winner of the 2014 Orwell prize for his writing on the Syrian conflict). 

Her tastes in non-fiction appear to be wide ranging. She has a number of historians (Nicholas Ostler, ‘Empires of the World’) and biographers (Rachel Holmes, ‘Eleanor Marx: A Life’) amongst her clients.  Other genres of interest are travel, lifestyle, food, economics and business.  

In recent years, she has taken on a stable of literary fiction writers including up-and-coming Irish author, Paul Murrary; booker shortlisted, Rohinton Mistry; and award winning, best-selling author, Giles Foden (Last King of Scotland). We believe Natasha would be a good client for a debut novelist writing high quality literary fiction. She also represents a handful of children and young adult writers and this could also be a good target area.

Natasha has a relatively low online profile but you can find out more about her current interests on twitter @natfairweather.  Unfortunately, it is difficult for us to expand on an agent’s likes and dislikes when they release relatively little information about themselves in the public domain.  We have asked Natasha to provide us with more details about her tastes and preferences and are waiting to hear back from her.

 



Detailed data

Agency:
United Agents
Agent since:
1989
Short biography:

Natasha Fairweather began her career as a literary agent at Curtis Brown in 1989. She returned to the profession in January 1999, after a seven-year hiatus spent living and working as a writer and human rights activist in Israel and Russia. Natasha was appointed as Deputy Managing Director of AP WAtt in January 2009 (ie: prior to that firm's takeover by UA). Natasha is now joint head of the Literary Department at United Agents.

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

At A P Watt Natasha has built a list of predominantly non-fiction writers including prominent politicians, biographers, historians and journalists. She also represents a growing number of young literary novelists.

Other loves & passions:
No Data
How to make a submission:
Agency standard submission.
Other advice and background:
No Data
Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
Yes
Follow on Twitter:
@natfairweather
Interesting links:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/3648987/Under-the-covers.html
Clients:
Abdul-Ahad Ghaith, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, James Astill, Luella Bartley, Emily Bearn, Vanora Bennett, Roger Boyes, Madeleine Bunting, Kate Bussmann, John Coates, Grace Coddington, Nick Cohen, Michael Cox, Tim Dowling, Tim Ecott, Sir Jeremy Greenstock, Allan Hall, Margaret Heffernan, Sarah Helm, James Heneage, Rachel Holmes, Mary Horlock, Peter Jinks, Boris Johnson, Tim Judah, Anne Karpf, Jemima Khan, Sam Kiley, Nick Laird, Neal Lawson, Anatol Lieven, Dominic Lieven, Edward Luce, Ellen MacArthur, Felix Martin, Owen Matthews, James Meek, Paul Murray, Nicholas Ostler, Ian Patterson, Jonathan Powell, Neil Powell, Tom Rachman, James Robertson, Jane Robins, Marcus Tanner, Dan Todman, Richard Toye, Christopher Turner, Alex von Tunzelmann, Toby Young.
Full client list:
http://unitedagents.co.uk/user/166?dept=3
Email address:
nfairweather@unitedagents.co.uk

Agency details

Website:
http://unitedagents.co.uk/
About the agency:
United Agents was established in 2007, following the departure of all 75 members of staff from PDF (Peters Dunlop Fraser), in protest against PDF's parent company. UA is owned by its employees. UA represents actors, authors, cinematographers, composers, designers, directors, editors, playwrights, presenters, and voiceover artists. United Agents is currently in the final stage of negotiations to take over A.P. Watt, the world's longest-established literary agency. UA claim to offer its clients "unrivalled service and creative opportunities with a unique understanding of traditional and emerging media platforms".
Address for submissions:
12-26 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LE
Office address:
No data
Email address:
info@unitedagents.co.uk
Phone number:
020 3214 0800
Number of agents:
18
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
As an agency, we value and welcome approaches from prospective authors. Instead of writing generally to the Book Department, however, we request that you take a look at our literary agents' pages on our website, and make a specific and informed approach to one agent only. Each agent may have specific requests in terms of how they wish to receive material, and those instructions will be on their individual pages. Generally, we ask you to email a full outline for non-fiction projects, or a synopsis of your novel and the first three chapters, together with covering note telling us about yourself and your writing career to date.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
34/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
None
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@unitedagents
Latest news:
http://unitedagents.co.uk/news_archive
More about the agency:
United Agents was established in 2007, following the departure of all 75 members of staff from PDF (Peters Dunlop Fraser), in protest against PDF's parent company. UA is owned by its employees. UA represents actors, authors, cinematographers, composers, designers, directors, editors, playwrights, presenters, and voiceover artists. United Agents is currently in the final stage of negotiations to take over A.P. Watt, the world's longest-established literary agency. UA claim to offer its clients "unrivalled service and creative opportunities with a unique understanding of traditional and emerging media platforms".

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