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Whitbourn joins the JJLA

26/10/2004. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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John Whitbourn is the latest author to join the John Jarrold Literary Agency.

Whitbourn has had nine novels published since winning the Victor Gollancz/BBC Radio First Fantasy Novel prize in the 1990s.

Most recently, he was published by his new agent during Jarrold's time with Simon & Schuster UK. He has also written short fiction, reviews and non-fiction pieces.

'I've enjoyed all of John's novels,' said Jarrold. 'In fact, I acquired and published four of them. When he told me he was looking to move agents, I immediately wanted to add him to the burgeoning stable of authors I'm representing! Publishing is all about timing, and I think his use of history - both quirky and magisterial - and outstanding story-telling are perfect at a time when authors as varied as Jasper Fforde and Susanna Clarke are being taken very seriously inside and outside the genre. His new ideas may well possibly work better on a non-genre imprint, but that's a discussion for the future.'

For more information contact John Jarrold by e-mail on: or phone on 01424 440652.

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