Hattie Grunewald

Literary Agent

The Blair Partnership

Literary Agent. She/her. Great job, great hair. RNA Agent of the Year 2020. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.

Hattie Grunewald
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. She/her. Great job, great hair. RNA Agent of the Year 2020. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
51 MSWL
4 AskAgent

I'm looking for dark, gritty or issues-driven contemporary fiction. I'm here for tricky family dynamics, generational divides, the nuances of modern relationships. I loved My Dark Vanessa, Normal People, Such A Fun Age.

Hattie Grunewald
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. She/her. Great job, great hair. RNA Agent of the Year 2020. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
51 MSWL
4 AskAgent

Hattie @hatteatime

I judge all my submissions on three criteria - strength of concept (is it marketable? is it individual? is it interesting?), confidence of voice (you get a sense of the fluency of a voice from one page alone) and sustained compelling storytelling (which I need a full ms to judge)

Right now I'm looking for contemporary fiction (both commercial and upmarket), historical fiction and crime fiction. I'm really keen to hear from diverse voices - BIPOC writers, LGBT writers, regional writers, disabled writers, working class writers, writers without a degree.

Hattie Grunewald
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. She/her. Great job, great hair. RNA Agent of the Year 2020. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
51 MSWL
4 AskAgent

I see a lot of YA but I'm really keen for something that's beautifully-written, emotional and set in contemporary UK (please no fantasy!)

Hattie Grunewald
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. She/her. Great job, great hair. RNA Agent of the Year 2020. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
51 MSWL
4 AskAgent

First of all, as always, is love stories! Not enough love stories on my list. I like love stories that are clever, contemporary and fresh.