Conville and Walsh
Conville & Walsh Ltd is a literary agency founded by Patrick Walsh and Clare Conville in 2000, and based in Soho, London. The agency numbers seven book agents in a staff of thirteen. The Managing Director is Jake Smith-Bosanquet. On 28 February 2013 Curtis Brown bought a 50% stake in the company.
- Clare Conville, director
- Patrick Walsh, director
- Jake Smith-Bosanquet, foreign rights director
- Susan Armstrong
- Alexander Cochran
- Alex Christofi
- Sophie Lambert
- Carrie Kania
- DBC Pierre, winner of the 2003 Booker prize.
- Sarah Hall, author of The Electric Michaelangelo, shortlisted for the 2004 Booker prize.
- Nick Harkaway, author of The Gone-Away World.
- Steven Appleby, cartoonist and author of the Captain Star comics.
- Howard Marks, international criminal mastermind and author of Mr. Nice.
- S.J. Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep.
- Stephen Kelman, shortlisted for the 2011 Booker prize.
- Esther Freud, novelist and daughter of Lucian Freud.
- Jim al-Khalili OBE, a physicist and science communicator.
- Charlie Brooker, a satirist and newspaper columnist.
- Belle de Jour, a formerly anonymous blogger writing about the sex industry in London.
- Misha Glenny, an expert on current affairs, particularly in the ex Soviet bloc.
- Tom Holland, an historian and president of the Society of Authors.
- Gavin Pretor-Pinney, the founding president of the Cloud Appreciation Society.
- Vic Reeves, a celebrated British comedian.
- Simon Singh, a popular scientist and author of the bestselling Fermat's Last Theorem.
- Clive Stafford Smith OBE, the Legal Director of Reprieve.
- Richard Wiseman, a popular psychologist.
- John Burningham
- Steve Voake
- Jo Unwin was shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year in the 2010 Bookseller Industry Awards.
- Jake Smith-Bosanquet won Rights Professional of the Year in the 2011 Bookseller Industry Awards.
- Clare Conville was shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year in the 2012 Bookseller Industry Awards.
Conville and Walsh continues to accept unsolicited submissions, and to take on debut authors. They receive between 80 and 100 manuscripts per week.