Adam Gauntlett Taking Submissions

Adam Gauntlett

Literary Agent

Adam Gauntlett is an Agent in the Books Division. He joined the company in 2010, after completing his Masters in English Literature at King’s College, London.

The Bookseller named Adam 2017’s Shooting Star.

What I'm looking for...

Upmarket-commercial fiction, series crime and thrillers, historical fiction, high-concept fiction, middle grade, narrative non-fiction, true crime, memoir, popular science/psychology and serious history.

Genres aside, Adam is drawn to strong female leads, original voices, quirky and endearing narrators, and well-executed plot twists.

Adam Gauntlett @albioneye

🎢 Happy publication day to @lthompsonwrites & The Rollercoaster Boy, the Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week and a gloriously twisty mystery with a huge heart. I love this book - thanks for your brilliance, Lisa! Incredible cover by @gemmacorrell 🎢

Do you want your kids to read more in 2022? Each week we’ll be adding @NicoletteJones’ favourite picks here, separated by age. This week she recommends The Rollercoaster Boy by Lisa Thompson (@lthompsonwrites) and Viking Boy by Tony Bradman (@tbradman)

Have you ever wanted to write a novel for children? My course launches next week with @Domestika ! You can work at your own pace AND I'll be available to chat with you on the student forum! The course is also subtitled in 7 languages. Click here

We’re at @CPIGroup_ today with @lthompsonwrites, signing copies of The Rollercoaster Boy!

My review of Marc David Baer's wonderful new history of the Ottoman Empire out in today's @FT

The Ottoman Empire: a forgotten giant of western history - via @FT

🥁... ALEXANDRIA: THE CITY THAT CHANGED THE WORLD 🌊🌊🌊 publishing 2023 with @SceptreBooks @HodderBooks (

Let’s not forget our fabulous array of new non-fiction publishing in the spring. Which ones stand out to you and why? 📚 #DiscoverPMJ2022

Wishing a very happy publication day to #JohnBuckley - THE ARMCHAIR GENERAL is available to buy now!

@PenguinUKBooks @albioneye

"This is fascinating, brilliant storytelling drawing on science, archaeology, art, trade, money and power, fashion and society — all of human history", @TransworldBooks signs @helenmolesworth's history of gemstones, Precious: (£)

💥💥📢📢 Thrilled and utterly delighted to be sharing the cover for my debut novel What a Shame. I hope you like it…

What a catch! 🎣🎣🎣 So delighted to be publishing this fierce and moving memoir, and to be working with dream team @marinagibson25 @BeccaCMundy @albioneye

In happy news, I signed a contract today with @AllenLaneBooks to write House of Lilies, a history of medieval France under its Capetian kings.
Special thanks to @albioneye of @PFDAgents for championing the book and negotiating a good deal.

Just arrived: galleys for Marc David Baer’s major new history of the Ottoman dynasty, coming from @BasicBooks this autumn

I’ll be talking with multimillion bestselling author @SimonScarrow about his excellent new WW2 Berlin-set thriller #Blackout and my own #TheStasiGame in a week’s time 8/4/21 7pm BST in this @The_CWA online event. Get tickets here

Have we got something special for you: an insightful & eye-opening introduction to THE PERSIANS by @LloydLlewJ - an inside story of the Achaemenid dynasty of ancient Iran - the world's first super-power & a civilisation whose importance has been forgotten in the West @Wildfirebks

Welcome back to Chestnut Close, whose residents may not always be exactly who they seem...

Return to the wonderful world of beloved, bestselling, award-winning #TheGoldfishBoy, one of the most popular and talked-about debut children's books of recent years! #TheGraveyardRiddle

Many wonderful children’s books out this month, will be celebrating as many as I, The Graveyard Riddle by @lthompsonwrites.

I adored The Goldfish Boy & loved returning to that world for an adventure that is gripping, funny and clever, but above all, so very kind ❤️

'In East Germany, no one plays by the rules...' @djy_writer latest novel, The Stasi Game is only 99p for a limited time:

Wishing a very happy publication day to this magical story about stories, The Giant’s Almanac by the marvellous @andrewzurcher Sending pub day love to everyone who has a book out today 💫💙

🔎 Happy publication day to the wonderful @lthompsonwrites & her twisty middle grade mystery The Graveyard Riddle. Working with Lisa is a true pleasure, and this book is moving, funny and fiendishly plotted to perfection. Goldfish Boy fans, step right up! Cover by Mike Lowery. 🔍