Jo Unwin joined Conville and Walsh Literary Agency in 2008 and took to being a Literary Agent like a duck to water. She was in a shortlist of three for the Bookseller Industry Awards Literary Agent of the Year in 2010, and was picked out as one of the Bookseller’s Rising Stars in 2011.
Jo has now set up JULA ltd, based at Somerset House. She never likes to define what she’s looking for, as you just don’t know what’s round the corner. Suffice to say she doesn’t represent poetry or screenplays (unless written by her established clients). She represents authors of literary fiction, commercial women’s fiction, Young Adult fiction and fiction for children aged 9+ but not younger (picture books again only if written by established clients). She also represents comic writing and narrative non-fiction.