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Philippa's career began over 40 years ago when she joined Routledge and set up their cinema list. While there, she was also the driving force behind the creation of Pandora Press, a feminist non-fiction list. During her time helming that list, Philippa published the iconic feminist text, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson (1985). Since then, she has worked at Jonathan Cape and I.B. Tauris, where she has worked on World Cinema Series and Reading Contemporary Television Series. She now also works at Georgina Capel Associates Ltd. as a literary agent. 

Not wanting to leave the industry side completely, Philippa currently splits her time between agenting and her work as Senior Editor for Visual Culture at I.B. Tauris. In 2014, Philippa was awarded the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation's Outstanding Contribution to Publishing award.

Georgina Capel Associates represent all manner of authors, from poets, novelists, journalists, philosophers, and children's writers. There's little off-limits with what they will consider on submission. Unfortunately, Agent Hunter was unable to find any specific details on Philippa's preferences or what she is looking for in submissions. However, from her past work as an editor focusing on feminism and cinema, it's a good bet that novels covering such topics would be of interest. 

She is called out as a literary agent, but her passion for and experience in non-fiction work suggests these would be the better areas to approach her about. Philippa is committed to featuring women's writing and ensuring that feminism remains in the spotlight. From publishing Feminism and Popular Culture by Rebecca Munford and Melanie Waters to Old Mistresses by Parker and Pollock, she has kept up this focus in her publishing choices. 

Detailed data

Georgina Capel Associates Ltd.
Agent since:
Short biography:
Prior to becoming an agent, Philippa was an Editor at publishers including Routledge, Jonathan Cape and HarperCollins.
Client list status:
Keen to build client list
Genres this agent is interested in:
Memoir and autobiography, Mind, Body, Spirit, Other non-fiction, History, Politics, society & current affairs, Science, Travel, Religion, Women's fiction, General Fiction, Historical fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:
As a publisher Philippa worked closely with high profile authors like Jeanette Winterson, Ruth Rendell, Helen Simpson, Alex Cox, Diana Souhami and John Tusa.
Other loves & passions:
Feminism, film, television
How to make a submission:
Agency standard submission.
Other advice and background:
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The following names represent the agency's full client list: Richard Aldous, David Anderson, Laura Ashe, Michael Axworthy, Catherin Bailey, Oliver Balch, Simon Barnes, Kunal Basu, Neil Belton, John Bew, Terence Blacker, Lisa Blower, Tess Boase, Elizabeth Bradshaw, Andrew Brown, Liam Bryne, Vince Cable, Rachel Johston Campbell, Garrett Carr, Mirabel Cecil, Hugh Cecil, Meira Chand, Kate Cooper, Jane Corbin, Gordon Corera, Danny Danziger, Alistair Darling, Tamasin Day-Lewis, Leanda De Lisle, Roger Deakin, Matthew Dennison, Nirpal Singh Dhaliwal, Ginny Dougary, Hattie Ellis, John Foot, Flora Fraser, Frieda Leonie, Iain Gale, Tom Gash, John Gimlette, James Gleick, Richard Godwin, Christian Goeschel, Adrian Goldsworthy, Michael Gove, Andrew Graham-Dixon, K.M. Grant, Andrew Greig, Daniel Hannan, Simon Heffer, Mark Henderson, Lisa Hilton, Michael Holman, Tristam Hunt, Lord Hatton of Furness, Faisal Islam, Alvin Jackson, David James Smith, Mai Jia, Daniel Johnson, Dan Jones, Tobias Jones, Aled Jones, Nigel Jones, Kate Kennedy, Hugh Kennedy, Paul Kenyon, Elysaar Khoury, Ray Kurzweil, Kwasi Kwarteng, Alexander Larman, Alexander Lee, Conrad Leyser, Mary Loudon, Earl Lovelace, Steven Lukes, Giles MacDonogh, Philip Mansel, Justin Marozzi, Jay Martel, Colleen McCullough, Frank McDonough, Marion McGilvary, Jonathan Meades, Ai Mi, Krzysztof Michalski, Lucasta Miller, David Miller, Franny Moyle, Charlotte Mullins, Adam Nicolson, Chibundu Onuzo, Sarah O'Reilly, Edward Paice, Jann Parry, Louise Patten, Seamus Perry, Munro Price, Nicholas Purcell, Simon Reid-Henry, Claudia Renton, Lucy Riall, Dame Stella Rimington, Andrew Roberts, Andrea di Robilant, Jan Ruger, James Ryan, Ian Sansom, Simon Montefiore Sebag, Victor Sebestyen, Jonathan Self, Chris Skidmore, Diane Souhami, Elizabeth Speller, Jon Steele, Cita Stelzer, Paul Stephenson, Graham Stewart, James Stourton, Jack Straw, Matthew Sturgis, Louis Theroux, Alice Thomson, Lesley Thomson, Hugh Thomson, Giles Tremlett, Lord Adair Turner, Fay Weldon, David Willets, Hywel Williams, Sam Willis, Greg Woolf, Peter York, Ling Zhang, Chi Zijian.
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Agents of: Georgina Capel Associates Ltd.

Agency details

About the agency:
Address for submissions:
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Office address:
29 Wardour Street, London, W1D 6PS.
Email address:
Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7734 2414
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Accepts email submissions:
Submission type:
Other - see details
Further submission info:
We are currently accepting submissions. If you would like us to consider your work for representation then please post us the following, marking the envelope 'Submissions Department': A covering letter giving an outline of your writing history. For example, tell us about any previously published work, be it a short story or journalism. You may be studying or have completed a post-graduate qualification in creative writing. For non-fiction, we would want to know what qualifies you to write about the subject: A synopsis of your work, approximately 500 words long, the first three chapters of your work, your email address and/or telephone number.
More info on this agency:
We are a literary agency. We represent novelists and poets, historians and biographers, politicians, philosophers and economists, and writers for children and young adults. The world is our market. We represent our clients in all languages and in all countries. We act for our writers not just for their books but for film and television, journalism and speaking engagements.
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