John JarroldI prefer the term Über-Agent, myself., my agent, has been interviewed over at the My Favourite Books Blog.
Here’s the killer question, and it’s answer:
How can newbie writers / existing authors catch your eye with their work?
Brilliant prose, great, involving opening, then wonderful storytelling, terrific plots, intriguing, three-dimensional characters and outstanding dialogue. And be aware of the market.
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My agent, John Jarrold, has just announced that he’s sold the German rights for Hannu Rajaniemi’s three sciffy novels (for a good five-figure sum) — all on the basis of one chapter. Congratulations to John and to Hannu. I’m busting to read that chapter! I wanted to direct readers to the comments that were posted against John’s announcement. Read John’s longish comment in particular.
I’ve just heard that my agent, John Jarrold, will be interviewing Iain Banks at the Lincoln Book Festival at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 12. John’s been a friend of Iain for years and it should be great fun. For further information, contact Sara Bullimore, Lincoln Council’s Arts & Cultural Sector Officer, by e-mail on: Sara.Bullimore (at) lincoln.gov.uk