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About

Jon Elek became an agent in 2009, first at AP Watt, then at United Agents when the companies merged. His wide-ranging list includes several bestselling and prize-winning authors and his clients have received some of the largest advances offered to first-time writers by British and American publishers. Following the completion of a PhD in twentieth century literature, he taught in the English department at UCL and worked as a journalist. He then spent three years at Penguin editing and publishing a range of internationally renowned literary and commercial writers. Jon represents writers in all areas of the market. He is interested in general non-fiction, particularly by journalists, specialists and agenda-setters looking to take their work to a large audience. He also represents cookery, memoir (all kinds), music, sport, true crime, health, business, biography, and history. Jon represents commercial fiction in all genres, including million copy-selling writers of thrillers, suspense and romantic comedies. Every year he represents a small number of debut writers and is always open to submission

Country, Year Established, and Professional Associations

United Kingdom Agent since 2009 Member of AAA

Fiction Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Romance RomanceOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
Novel Novel
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
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Nonfiction Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Business/Finance, Health/Medicine, History (General, Biographies), Lifestyle (Cooking, Food and Drink), Memoir, Music, Society/Culture (Crime), Sports/Recreation.
Types/Lengths:
Book Book
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
OK No OK
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Dates

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2020
Date Added: 21 Mar 2018

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