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Robert Kirby 1

An agent with United Agents (see other agents at this agency).

About

I am a founding agent and partner of United Agents LLP. I trained as a psychologist, worked as a social worker with homeless men and families, ran market stalls in Portobello and Camden and worked at the Aga Khan’s Ismaili Institute before entering the world of publishing as assistant to the literary agent Giles Gordon. I Joined the Peters Fraser & Dunlop Group (PFD) in 1994 and left in 2007, together with a number of fellow PFD agents, to set up United Agents. In 2011 I was awarded the Bookseller Industry Award for Literary Agent of the Year. In 2012 I was promoted to Head of the Literary Department at United Agents. In 2019 I was named in the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 as one of the most influential media agents in London. Having worked with David McTaggart, co-founder of Greenpeace International, Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai, Professor Stephen Hawking and more recently Sir David Attenborough, I’m particularly interested in career or legacy defining non-fiction in print, digital and tv/film.

Country, Year Established, and Professional Associations

United Kingdom Agent since 1994 Member of AAA

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Action-Adventure Action-AdventureOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
Novel Novel
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
OK No OK
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Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
Book Book
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
OK No OK
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2022
Last Checked: 04 Dec 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 19 Aug 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 21 Mar 2018

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