What draws me to non-fiction writing is simply a love of learning, of finding out about new ideas, new worlds, new people. I am always on the look-out for authors who can write with authority, wit and originality in the fields of ‘Big Ideas’, popular psychology, contemporary issues, economics and business (though not ‘how to’ books). I also like writers who can explain complex ideas entertainingly or who are able to transport me into a different world, in areas as diverse as popular science, history, biography, literature, nature writing, travel, sport. I would love to find more writers of narrative non-fiction who have a unique story to tell. And as a former editor, I particularly enjoy working with writers to help transform a great idea into a great book.
I am a Trustee of the Jane Grigson Trust and the founder and administrator of the Jane Grigson Trust Award for first-time writers on food and drink.
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