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There is very limited information in the public domain about Tanja Howarth or her eponymous agency.  The firm does not have a website and Tanja does not engage with social media or online publications.  As a result, it is difficult to offer prospective clients much information about her literary likes and dislikes. 

We do know that Tanja has a strong interest in foreign rights and European literature, in particular German literature. Patrick Suskind is a client and Tanja once described his critically acclaimed bestseller ‘Perfume’ (for which she sold the English language rights) as ‘the highlight of my career’.  We believe that Robert Loehr, Frank Schätzing, Uwe Timm and the Estates of Joseph Roth and Heinrich Böll also feature on Tanja’s list.

The online magazine ‘New Books in German’ recently referred to Tanja as ‘the most important agent for German language books in Britain’.  However, it should also be noted that Tanja is one of the founding member of NBG’s editorial committee so they are likely to be a little biased!

In the past, she has been known to represent crime and historical novelists.  Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr Ripley) was a close friend and client (we have not been able to establish whether she still represents Highsmith’s estate) and P.D. James is another high profile former client (the estate is now represented by Greene and Heaton).  Beyond this, our genre selections for this agent are pure guesstimates.  

The absence of a website and the lack of online references to Tanja or her clients suggest that she is not actively seeking new clients.  Given the age of the past and present clients that we are aware of, we suspect that Tanja is a senior agent who already has a well-established list.  

We have asked Tanja to provide some more details about her literary leanings. In the meantime, we would love to update this profile with new information, so if you are able to help us fill in the picture, please do get in touch.   



Detailed data

Agency:
Tanja Howarth Literary Agency
Agent since:
1980
Short biography:

Tanja Howarth is an established agent for foreign literature. The agency handles crime and historical novels and Tanja represents writers both in England and abroad.

Client list status:
List largely complete
Genres this agent is interested in:
Travel, Science, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Religion, Memoir and autobiography, History, Historical fiction, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:

Tanja handles general fiction and non-fiction, thrillers and contemporary and historical novels. She represents writers both in England and abroad. Clients include Patrick Suskind.

Other loves & passions:


How to make a submission:
No unsolicited MSS, and no submissions by email.
Other advice and background:


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
Does not Tweet
Interesting links:
http://www.new-books-in-german.com/
Clients:
Patrick Suskind,  Robert Loehr, Frank Schätzing, Uwe Timm and the Estates of Joseph Roth and Heinrich Böll.
Full client list:
No Data
Email address:
tanja.howarth@btinternet.com

Agents of: Tanja Howarth Literary Agency

Agency details

Website:
No data
About the agency:
Specialists in handling German translation rights. Represented in the USA by various agents.
Address for submissions:
19 New Row, London WC2N 4LA
Office address:
No data
Email address:
tanja.howarth@btinternet.com
Phone number:
020 7240 5553
Number of agents:
1
Accepts email submissions:
No
Submission type:
Other - see details
Further submission info:
Full-length MSS. No unsolicited MSS, and no submissions by email.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
24/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
No data
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
None
Latest news:
No data
More about the agency:
Specialists in handling German translation rights. Represented in the USA by various agents.

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