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Eli Keren 0

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

About

I started my publishing career at Curtis Brown before joining United Agents as Sarah Ballard's assistant in 2016. Now an associate literary agent, I continue to work on Sarah's list while actively building my own. Before I started working in books, I was a research scientist designing and synthesising novel drugs (white coat and everything), and science books remain a particular passion of mine. I'm also looking for LGBT-themed books in both fiction and non-fiction. I do not represent authors for children's and YA literature.

Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to people in the UK.

Country

United Kingdom

Fiction Temp Closed

In fiction, I'm happy to look at commercial, literary and anything in between across genres. In commercial fiction, I'm interested in crime/thriller and domestic suspense with a strong hook and addictive storytelling. I love mysteries and whodunnits, and am also open to uplifting general fiction. I'm happy to look at historical fiction with a contemporary outlook. In literary fiction, I'm looking for books with plot and pace that set out to achieve something, change the way I see the world, challenge me and subvert my expectations. I don't typically work with science-fiction or fantasy, but am open to some grounded speculative fiction and magical realism. I don't work with holocaust novels.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen 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
OK No OK
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Nonfiction Temp Closed

In non-fiction, I am particularly interested in expert-led smart and engaging popular science. My own background is in chemistry, but I'm fairly omnivorous and happy to look at any non-fiction that grips me, be that science, cultural history or something unexpected. I enjoy books by writers completely obsessed with a niche subject who are skilled enough communicators to make the rest of the world fall in love with their passion too, whatever that passion might be. I am interested in any book that will change the world for the better. I'm probably not the right agent for books on religion or spirituality.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: History, Science.
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: 16 Nov 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 25 Aug 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 25 Aug 2022

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