*** Please note Jemima is currently working with a mentee and is not accepting applications at this time ***
I’ve worked in publishing for the last seven years, up until recently as senior commissioning editor at Orion Publishing Group. As an editor I worked with bestselling authors, including Joanne Harris, Denise Mina, Ian Rankin and Kate Williams, as well as launching the careers of newer authors like Mason Cross, Steve Cavanagh and Jem Lester. In September 2016, I moved to David Higham Associates to become a literary agent and build a new list of talented writers. In fiction, I love accessible literary novels (often dubbed ‘reading group fiction’); women’s fiction with a bit of bite; gripping crime, thriller and psychological suspense novels; and commercial fiction with a slightly magical, speculative or high-concept twist. I love unusual narrators, strong narrative voices and intelligent, twisty plots. I love novels that make me laugh and even more so if they make me cry! My favourite books of recent years include Elizabeth is Missing, Disclaimer, Life After Life, The Night Circus, Me Before You and anything by Jo Nesbø, Margaret Atwood or Curtis Sittenfeld.
I can be flexible when it comes to mentoring. I’d love to meet up in person initially and then follow that up with relevant phone calls and emails.
In person, by email, by telephone