I'm absolutely thrilled to announce my new literary agent. He's Oli Munson of AM Heath: the legendary mover and indeed shaker who represents the likes of Lauren Beukes, Sarah Lotz, Scott K Andrews, Stephanie Butland and Mari Hannah. AM Heath was founded in 1919 and still represents the estate of the late, great George Orwell. Christ on a crutch.
Oli is a tremendous, instantly likeable guy who shares my thoughts on contemporary horror and genre stuff. He also knows what thrash metal is, which is always a bonus for me.
Furthermore, Lauren Beukes' The Shining Girls and Sarah Lotz's The Three really are the finest novels I've read in the last 12 months. The Shining Girls (an often gruelling but utterly compulsive tale about a time-travelling serial killer, but you already knew that, I'm saying, because you're up on all the hot stuff) emerged via Harper Collins last August, while Hodder will release The Three (a brilliant faux-non-fiction affair which concerns the child survivors of four simultaneous 'plane crashes around the world) on May 22. To share an agent with such authors is both awesome and slightly surreal.
I had lunch with Oli today - on World Book Day, no less - and plans are afoot. Oh yes, make no mistake, there are plans. Obviously, you'll get to read about them first, when the time comes, because you've always been my favourite. You do know that, right?
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