Agent Day with Sophie Lambert
Are you looking for an agent, but don’t know where to start? Would you benefit from a one-to-one conversation with an established agent in the industry?
Gain invaluable knowledge on the contemporary publishing landscape from Sophie Lambert, an agent at Conville & Walsh Literary Agency, where she represents award winning and bestselling authors from around the world, including Megan Bradbury, Colin Grant, and Tim Clare.
Sophie will lead a session which explores how agents work, what they look for in new clients, and the ultimate do’s and don’ts on how to submit to an agency.
Then, take the opportunity to have a face-to-face session with Sophie. You’ll receive critique on your submitted extract and synopsis*, discuss your best course of action, and ask those burning questions that will help you to open new doors in your literary journey.
Sophie’s focus lies on literary fiction, upmarket commercial fiction and crime fiction. She also enjoys novels that don’t necessarily fit into a single genre but are strongly voice driven, or have a strong sense of place. She doesn’t represent children’s or fantasy fiction.
For further details on the type of work Sophie is looking for (including non-fiction), as well as the writers she represents, visit the Conville & Walsh website.
This agent day will ensure that you’re pitch perfect – places are limited so book now.
*Participants will need to submit a synopsis and manuscript sample ahead of time
Sophie Lambert is a literary agent at Conville & Walsh Literary Agency in London. Founded in 2000 by Clare Conville and Patrick Walsh, the Conville & Walsh Literary Agency has become one of the leading UK based agencies.
After graduating from university, which included a year's study in Aachen, Germany, Sophie Lambert became a bookseller and buyer for Blackwells in London. She later spent three years in New York working for the literary agency Janklow & Nesbit Associates. Returning to London, Sophie became the Foyles buyer for Selfridges. In 2009 she joined Tibor Jones as an Associate Agent and in 2011 was named a director of the company.
Deciding the time was right to focus more on the careers of authors, Sophie moved to Conville & Walsh Literary Agency in 2013 bringing her roster of award-winning authors with her. A year later she was acknowledged by The Bookseller in its prestigious Rising Star list. Website