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John Jarrold goes Dutch

15/02/2007. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Dutch fantasy writer W J Maryson has joined the John Jarrold Literary Agency for science fiction and fantasy stars.

Maryson is the well-established author of eleven novels (including the Unmagician series) and a number of short stories, which have been published in nine different languages, as well as writing, doing master classes and workshops on writing.

He is presently working on the second novel in the Great Legend series, three short stories, and Maryson (the band in which he features as a songwriter and keyboardist) are about to create their third album.

He won the Elf Fantasy Award for the best fantasy novel of 2004, elected by the readers of Elf Fantasy Magazine. It is for The Lord of the Depths, the third Unmagician novel, beat ing out Robin Hobb and Raymond Feist.

‘It’s great to see another European author added to the agency’s client list,’ said John Jarrold. ‘W J Maryson is a major name throughout Europe, and I expect to see him published in the UK and US in the near future. Right now, his place in European fantasy writing grows and grows.’

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