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Meet literary agent, Carrie Kania from Conville & Walsh at Novel Nights
Thu 27 October 2016, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
A Novel Nights and Bristol Festival of Literature event:
Carrie Kania will reveal the role of literary agencies, what agents look for in submissions and UK and US publishing.
Carrie’s a top literary agent representing fiction, non-fiction and photography for Conville & Walsh and co-founder of independent bookstore and cocktail bar, The Society Club in Soho. Her clients include Terry O’Neill, Daniel Rachel, Paul McVeigh and Simon Van Booy
Prior to coming to London Carrie worked for 15 years at Harper Collins in New York. As Senior Vice President of Harper Perennial, she watched after countless authors, including classics, new writers and notable names such as Michael Chabon, Barbara Kingsolver and Mary Karr.
She co-founded It Books, an imprint dedicated to pop-culture, fashion, film, music and celebrity. In the imprint’s first 18 months, It Books boasted 13 New York Times bestsellers, including two #1 titles: Shit My Dad Says and Red by the former lead singer of Van Halen, Sammy Hagar. She now lives and works in London and represents a variety of non-fiction, novelists and photographers.
You can read more about Carrie on www.novelnights.co.uk
As well as Carrie's talk there will be readings from four novelists in the first half
Novel Nights offers monthly literary salon events with talks by guest authors and readings by writers. For the full programme visit www.novelnights.co.uk
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Strawberry Thief is right in the heart of the city. If arriving by car you can park via on-street meters nearby or the The Galleries Car Park (last exit at 11pm). Entry after 5pm costs £2
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Will there be tickets on the door?
Not for this event, as the venue has limited seating.
I'd like to read my writing at Novel Nights - can I submit my work?
Yes you can! See our submission guidelines on novelnights.co.uk/submissions and then send it in for us to consider firstname.lastname@example.org There are four spaces available for each event.