In the traditional publishing world, an agent is essential to having your work read by editors and publishers. Paris Writers’ Workshop will offer an opportunity to meet an agent to help you understand how to present your work.
Take advantage of this consultation to find out how to get your manuscript noticed and what publishing opportunities might be available to you.
Meet this year’s agents:
David Haviland is the fiction agent for the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency, one of the UK’s leading boutique agencies. As well as being an agent, David is also an experienced writer, ghost writer, and editor who has written bestselling books for major publishers including HarperCollins, Penguin, Piatkus and Little, Brown. His recent books include ‘How to Remove a Brain’, an amusing history of medical science, and a collection of myth-busting stories from history called ‘The Not-So-Nude Ride of Lady Godiva’. David handles authors from the UK and US, and is looking for fiction in all genres, and vivid, dramatic stories will always get his attention. He is particularly interested in crime, thrillers, and commercial fiction.
Mark Kessler has been an agent at Susanna Lea Associates since 2002. With offices in Paris, New York, and London, our aim is to work in close collaboration with authors and publishers in order to maximize the potential of each project both domestically and in translation – in print, audio and electronic media — and, when applicable, for film. The defining characteristics of our list are: authors and projects that have potential on an international level; and a small and eclectic choice of projects, focusing on a select number of projects rather than spread our energies thin. Among the authors that we work with are France’s bestselling novelist Marc Levy, the former FARC hostage Ingrid Betancourt, philosopher Tzvetan Todorov, and novelist Adam Ross.