We are delighted to announce April’s speaker as Hattie Grunewald of the Blake Friedmann Agency.
Hattie Grunewald graduated from University of East Anglia in 2013 with a BA in English and Creative Writing, and started work as an intern at Blake Friedmann the next week. She assists Carole Blake, handles short fiction and permissions on behalf of Blake Friedmann clients, and is now beginning to build her own list.
Hattie is looking for women’s fiction, crime and thrillers outside of the ‘male cop, dead woman’ mould, and realistic YA. In non-fiction, she is looking for personal development, accessible books about politics, economics and science, and funny and clever narrative non-fiction.
Specifically (but not exclusively), Hattie loves: love stories, especially slow-burners or ones disguised as something else; dysfunctional families (particularly step families, or dads who are neither deadbeats nor heroes); large sprawling casts of diverse and believable characters; books that aren’t afraid to call themselves feminist; books that are set before the fall of the Roman empire or after World War One; books about mental health; blogs and tweets and writers that understand social media; pop culture; anything to do with food.
Hattie is also a poet. Her first pamphlet was published by Nasty Little Press in 2013, and one of her poems also appeared on tube trains across London as part of the ‘Poems on the Underground’ scheme.
*** If you’d like to submit your work to Hattie – or other agents – and want to be sure your submission package is hitting all the right buttons, join us for our Fiction workshop on May 5. Just 3 places left. More details here. ***