Tag: literary agent

The Oxford Literary Festival 2020 – Saturday 28th March

Called the most elegant and atmospheric of literary festivals by none other than Colin Thubron, the Oxford Lit Fest is one of the highlights of the bookish year… 11am, St Cross College Elleke Boehmer & Naomi Ishiguro: The Art of the Short Story Elleke is a professor of world literature in English at Oxford and… Read more »

Felicity made MBE in New Year Honours list

We are thrilled to see the founder of our agency and all-round superagent Felicity Bryan recognised in the New Year Honours for Services to Publishing, joining the likes of Gok Wan, Gabby Logan, and Cricket heroes Jos Buttler and Joe Root in being made an MBE in the 2020 list.  It also saw a Damehood… Read more »

North Parade Newsletter: Spooky Special

The clocks have run backwards and All Hallows’ Eve is almost upon us, so this month we’ve decided to question the FBA offices about the scariest books ever written. But first, what’s been happening in October? Well, across the country, an F word has been on everyone’s lips, but in the book world that F… Read more »

The North Parade Newsletter, September-October

Change was rife at the FBAtrium last month as administrator and digital manager Amy left Oxford for a new life with her boyfriend in London (there was cake, there was champagne, there was sadness).  Alice—who’d previously run admin for the Oxford Creative Writing MSt—joined the team in her stead, though, and former intern Aoife (ex-Waterstones)… Read more »

Catherine Clarke sells two new non-fiction titles in UK, Commonwealth, North America

Former BBC Beijing correspondent and author of three acclaimed spy thrillers Adam Brookes’ Fragile Cargo tells the extraordinary true story of the evacuation of China’s Forbidden City art collection to hiding places in the western provinces, as the Japanese forces advanced during World War Two. UK and Commonwealth rights have been sold at auction to… Read more »