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Tufnell Park Writers: Meet the agent

14 March @ 18:30 - 21:00 GMT


Join Tufnell Park Writers on Monday 14 March from 6.30pm and hear from literary agent Juliet Pickering. Come along and find out more about the author/agent relationship, pick up tips and ask your questions.

Juliet Pickering is a literary agent at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency and represents a list of intriguing, conversation-starting, diverse writers, across both fiction and non-fiction. Many of her authors write contemporary stories, often led by themes of identity, coming-of-age, class, gender and sexuality, to name but a few. For Juliet, vital qualities to a good story include emotional depth, authenticity, an engaging voice and irrepressible energy. She wants to be surprised and to have everyday experiences and relationships told with nuance and colour. Alongside literary, book club and commercial fiction, Juliet represents non-fiction writers across the board, including memoir, pop culture, social history, writing on issues of race, gender and class as well as cookery and food.

Juliet worked for Waterstones as a bookseller and fiction buyer before joining the agency A P Watt in 2003. She moved to Blake Friedmann in 2013, becoming Vice Head of the Book Department in 2017 and a Director in 2020. Her authors have been shortlisted for Booker, Costa, and Guardian First Book Awards, have won the Whitbread and Green Carnation Prizes as well as the Prix Femina Etranger. She regularly visits literary festivals, courses and events, and enjoy giving talks and holding workshops for writers. Juliet has been a judge for the Bristol Short Story Prize and Manchester Fiction Prize, and is on the board of the Working Class Writers’ Festival.

Please note: this is not a pitching session but a chance to find out more about the role of literary agents.

We’ll meet at The Lord Palmerston pub, 33 Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park, London, NW5 1HU. 

Local group meet-ups are free to attend. To join us, click the Going button below and enter your details in the RSVP form so we know how many people to expect. Places are limited. Please contact group organiser Jon-Jon Jones with any questions.


14 March
18:30 - 21:00 GMT
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The Lord Palmerston
33 Dartmouth Park Hill
London, NW5 1HU
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