Some weeks just hit the spot, don’t they? Leaping into this one with the warm glow that always happens when a book I’ve been involved with appears on the bestseller lists (last week Mum’s Way, this week Nigel Holland’s 50 List) I was thrilled but not in the least surprised to find out that my amazing agent, Andrew Lownie, has been nominated for The Bookseller Literary Agent of the Year. It’s an impressive field (of six, so the odds are pretty exciting) but if there is any justice in the world, to my mind, he should win.
Yes, of course I am completely biased, but at the same time, along with my fellow authors and ghosts, can also be objective. He has an incredible eye for a story, a gift for spotting talent, and is a brilliant negotiator (and part-time rottweiler when required) and uber-professional industry professional. Most of all, he is a passionate and persistent advocate for any book/author/story he gets behind. I haven’t seen him give up on one yet.
On a personal level, i admire him hugely. I also owe my ghost-writing career to him, in a zillion ways, and really, really hope he gets the prize. Go Andrew!!
Shortlists for all the 2013 Bookseller awards