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Sian Ellis-Martin 1

An agent with Blake Friedmann Literary Agency (see other agents at this agency).

About

I have the pleasure of assisting agents Isobel Dixon and Kate Burke with their wonderful authors, and alongside this I am starting to build my own list of books across both fiction and non-fiction. I enjoy reading books with a broad range of themes, such as mental health, sexuality, coming-of-age, race, class and gender. I’m particularly keen to read books by authors from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds, especially LGBTQIA+ authors, or stories with LGBTQIA+ characters and themes.

Country

United Kingdom

Fiction Open

In fiction, I’m looking for contemporary book club and commercial fiction from a wide range of authors and experiences and I’m drawn to complicated and flawed protagonists who you can’t help but root for. I’m not afraid of, and often search for, expressions of darker themes and feelings, but I’m also a sucker for a good love story. I’d also like to find an upmarket crime series with a female at the forefront, someone like Saga Norén from ‘The Bridge’ or Stella Gibson from ‘The Fall’. Some examples of my taste in fiction would be I Who Have Never Known Men by Jacqueline Harpman, Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters, Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams, Normal People by Sally Rooney, Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, The Break by Marian Keyes, Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout and The Mothers by Brit Bennett. I’m a big television fan too and am often inspired by the things I watch. I’d like to read a sweeping family saga in the style of ‘This is Us’, a heart-warming and heart-breaking story like ‘It’s a Sin’, and a punky portrayal of female fearlessness and friendship à la ‘We Are Lady Parts’.

Audience:
Adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeSubgenre: Crime.
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 Open

In non-fiction, I’m open to reading anything exploring the themes and ideas above especially from perspectives we may not have heard from before or accessible ways to learn about complicated or niche topics. I’m also keen to find cookery and food books and am open to lots of ideas there. Some non-fiction books I’ve enjoyed recently are Conversations on Love by Natasha Lunn, In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado, The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein, The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla and Group by Christie Tate.

Audience:
Adults.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Lifestyle (Cooking, Food and Drink).
Types/Lengths:
Book Book
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
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Dates

Last Updated: 08 Jun 2022
Last Checked: 04 Dec 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 06 Jun 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 08 Dec 2021

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