Conville and Walsh

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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.[1] The Managing Director is Jake Smith-Bosanquet.[2] On 28 February 2013 Curtis Brown bought a 50% stake in the company.[3]

Conville and Walsh is a full member of the Association of Authors' Agents.[4]


  • Clare Conville, director
  • Patrick Walsh, director
  • Jake Smith-Bosanquet, foreign rights director[5]
  • Susan Armstrong
  • Alexander Cochran
  • Alex Christofi[6]
  • Sophie Lambert[7]
  • Carrie Kania[8]

Notable Clients[edit]






  • Jo Unwin was shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year in the 2010 Bookseller Industry Awards.[9]
  • Jake Smith-Bosanquet won Rights Professional of the Year in the 2011 Bookseller Industry Awards.[10]
  • Clare Conville was shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year in the 2012 Bookseller Industry Awards.[11]

Submissions policy[edit]

Conville and Walsh continues to accept unsolicited submissions, and to take on debut authors. They receive between 80 and 100 manuscripts per week.[12]


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