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Zoë Waldie joined Rogers, Coleridge & White after taking a Masters in Modernism.  She represents both literary fiction and non-fiction, and has a particular interest in well-written books about culture and ideas and literary works about food. 

- Among Zoë's non-fiction writers are Sarah Bakewell, winner of the Duff Cooper Prize for Non-Fiction, author of 'How to Live: A Life of Montaigne' and 'At the Existentialist Café', and literary biographer Claire Harman, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.

- Zoë represents literary food writers including Heston Blumenthal, Fuchsia Dunlop and Niki Segnit, as well as recipe books for brands including Hummingbird Bakery.

- Notable literary figures include Booker Prize winner, A. S. Byatt; Costa-winning novelist Francesca Segal; Gwendoline Riley, who was this year longlisted for the Bailey's Prize; and Pete Hobbs, whose debut novel 'The Short Day Dying' won a Betty Trask prize and was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.

- On Zoë's list are a number of short-story writers and poets who also write novels, including Somerset Maugham Award winning Owen Sheers, BBC Short Story Award winning writer Kate Clanchy and Gerard Woodward, whose works have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the T.D. Eliot Prize and the Whitbread First Novel Award.

- Zoë represents a select number of literary estates including those of Nancy Mitford and Angela Carter, but she also represents literary first novelists, including Goldsmiths Creative & Life Writing MA graduates Clare Fisher and Claire Adam.

- The most well-known figure of Zoë's children’s authors is probably Carnegie medal winner Frank Cottrell Boyce (‘Millions’ and ‘The Unforgotten Coat’).

Zoë is currently open to submissions, and would especially like to see more popular science, crime novels, and writing from anybody who has a voice and something to say. Zoë has a deliberately limited online presence, but supports her authors in the building of their own social media profiles with their readers and publishers.



Detailed data

Agency:
Rogers Coleridge and White
Agent since:
1998
Short biography:

Zoë Waldie joined Rogers, Coleridge & White after taking a Masters in Modernism.  She represents literary fiction and non-fiction and her clients include Sarah Bakewell, Heston Blumenthal, Frank Cottrell Boyce, A.S. Byatt, Kate Clanchy, Fuchsia Dunlop, M.R. Hall, Claire Harman, The Hummingbird Bakery, A.D. Miller, Francesca Segal, Niki Segnit, Owen Sheers and Gerard Woodward.

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


Other loves & passions:


How to make a submission:
Agency standard. By post to : Rogers, Coleridge & White Ltd, 20 Powis Mews, London W11 1JN
Other advice and background:

 

Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@RCWLitAgency
Interesting links:
No Data
Clients:
Claire Adam, Hanan Al-Shaykh, Rebecca Asher, Sarah Bakewell, Michael Berkeley, Heston Blumenthal, A.S. Byatt, Lucy Carr-Ellison & Jemima Jones, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Kate Clanchy, Horatio Clare, Anne Chisholm, Fuchsia Dunlop, Bart Van Es, William Feaver, Clare Fisher, Alasdair Gray, M.R. Hall, Claire Harman, Selina Hastings, Peter Hobbs, Madhur Jaffrey, Alice Lascelles, Joan London, Tarek Malouf, A.D. Miller, Estate of Nancy Mitford, Lorrie Moore, Bernadette Murphy, Annemarie Neary, Molly Oldfield, Peter Papathanasiou, Sophie Ratcliffe, Gwendoline Riley, Francesca Segal, Niki Segnit, Frances Spalding, Owen Sheers, Guy Stagg, John-Paul Stonard, Gerard Woodward
Full client list:
http://www.rcwlitagency.com/literary-agents/authors-for-zoe-waldie/6
Email address:
zoewaldie@rcwlitagency.com

Agents of: Rogers Coleridge and White

Agency details

Website:
http://www.rcwlitagency.com/
About the agency:
Deborah Rogers set up Deborah Rogers Ltd. in 1967, and shortly afterwards was joined by Pat White. Rogers, Coleridge and White was founded twenty years later, when Gill Coleridge left Anthony Sheil Associates to join them in 1987. In 2002 the agency was joined by Peter Straus, previously editor-in-chief at Macmillan and Publisher of Picador. The colophon on the company's letterhead, chosen by Deborah Rogers, is the Coptic Tree.
Address for submissions:
20 Powis Mews, London, W11 1JN
Office address:
No data
Email address:
info@rcwlitagency.com
Phone number:
020 7221 3717
Number of agents:
12
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
Submissions should include a covering letter telling us about yourself and the background to the book. In the case of fiction they should consist of the first three chapters or approximately the first fifty pages of the work to a natural break, and a brief synopsis. Non-fiction submissions should take the form of a proposal up to twenty pages in length explaining what the work is about and why you are best placed to write it. Material should be printed out in 12 point font, in double-spacing and on one side only of A4 paper. We cannot acknowledge receipt of material and nor can we accept responsibility for anything you send us, so please retain a copy of material submitted. Material will be returned only if sent with an adequately stamped and sized self-addressed envelope; if return postage is not provided the material will be recycled. YA and Children's fiction should be submitted via email to clairewilson@rcwlitagency.com. We regret that this department cannot undertake to read submissions from the US due to the large volume received. We do not accept any other email submissions unless by prior arrangement with individual agents. We will try to respond within six to eight weeks of receipt of your material, but please appreciate that this isn't always possible as we must give priority to the authors we already represent. Please note that we do not represent scripts for theatre, film or television
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
32/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
No data
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@RCWLitAgency
Latest news:
http://www.rcwlitagency.com/news.aspx
More about the agency:
Deborah Rogers set up Deborah Rogers Ltd. in 1967, and shortly afterwards was joined by Pat White. Rogers, Coleridge and White was founded twenty years later, when Gill Coleridge left Anthony Sheil Associates to join them in 1987. In 2002 the agency was joined by Peter Straus, previously editor-in-chief at Macmillan and Publisher of Picador. The colophon on the company's letterhead, chosen by Deborah Rogers, is the Coptic Tree.

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