Join us for our next LWC Live with Samuel Hodder on March 19.
Samuel is looking for a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction. In literary and contemporary fiction he loves distinctive voices and complex characters (e.g. Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh), coming-of-age novels, LGBTQI themes, and novels that explore the loss of innocence, desire, deceit, class, or the world of work. In historical fiction, novels so immersive they can show readers a different way of thinking and being: Mary Renault’s novels are favourites. In crime and thrillers, he loves an unusual, evocative setting (e.g. The Axeman’s Jazz by Ray Celestin), but would like to read anything from psychological suspense to the truly macabre.
He also welcomes dystopian and speculative fiction, including fantasy, science-fiction, and the supernatural, where he would like to see novels centred on the characters’ psychological journeys (e.g. the Earthsea novels by Ursula K Le Guin, The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer, or The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley), but he likes huge, world-building novels too (e.g. Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks or Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky).
In non-fiction Samuel would like to read: narrative history (political and social), especially British, classical, and ancient history; true historical crime that reads like fiction (e.g. The Suspicions of Dr Whicher by Kate Summerscale); politics, current affairs, and economics; books that make big ideas accessible (e.g. Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall); books on LGBTQI subjects; travel, biography and memoir; nature writing; visual culture; pop culture; popular science; and psychology and personal development.
4 Replies to “Samuel Hodder of Blake Friedmann Agency to speak at March event”
Hey there, first of all very interested in coming to this today and joining the group. Would it be possible to come along to this event and pay? I’m a writer that is new to groups but very keen and definitely committed. Please respond as I am off work today and would love to come.
I would like to introduce my book to you which was published just two weeks ago, by united p.c, if you like mysterious stories, please let me know.
Sorry Davoud, we can’t take pitches via this site. We set up the live club to help writers pitch professionally to agents. Do look at the blog so that you pitch in the correct way. Good luck.
Hi Jonathan, Sorry we missed this, we are pretty busy on the day of the event, our next event is on Tuesday after Easter.
Look at the LWC live page for details. All info of how to book is on there. Hope to see you soon. Jacq