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 also handles all stage rights for the agency, for and on behalf of such authors as: E. M. Forster, Jeanette Winterson, Georges Simenon, David Sedaris, Robert Bolt and C. S. Forester, among others.

Adam Gauntlett @albioneye

WOW. This is pretty cool... thank you so much to the @guardian for choosing my book amongst many great reads on best science book list of 2020! What an honour! ⭐ #BookTwitter #neurodiversity #adhd #asd #bookreviews #STEM #psychology #EXPLAININGHUMANS

To celebrate the launch of my second novel LETTERS FROM THE DEAD, I'm giving away 2 signed hardback copies. To enter, just RT this and follow me - dead easy ☠️
I'll announce the winners over the weekend 😁 @orionbooks #BookBoost

(pic credit: @SophieeHaynes)

Congratulations to the winner of the 2020 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Prize, Dr Camilla Pang @millzymai for her book: Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us About Life, Love and Relationships #scibooks

TONIGHT 6PM! Tune into this wonderful event! A fascinating talk on how science will pull us through the pandemic and the winner of the @royalsociety @InsightInvestIM book prize! CONGRATULATIONS to every already! @jimalkhalili @ProfLindaScott @scahalan @WanderingGaia @billbrysonn

Thank you so much for this opportunity @cheltfestivals. My book feels like it is alive now. @NaoiseDolan you were incredible. 💙
#neurodiversity #autismsupport #autismawareness #ActuallyAutistic

Is this my dream book? Tudors ✅ feminist ✅ revisionist history ✅ As Thomas Cromwell said: ‘It’s all about women. What else is it about?’

And the nominees are: Eight Detectives by @pavesi_alex The Creak on the Stairs by @evaaegisdottir Black Sun by @owenmatth A Shadow on the Lens by @SamHurcom The Wreckage by @rmorganbentley Vote for your favourite:

I’m delighted to be able to reveal the fabulous #hcafc-inspired cover to #TheStasiGame from @ZaffreBooks. It’s had 10x the level of pre-orders of the previous few titles and is #3 @amazonuk #hotnewrelease in #militaryhistory just behind @captaintommoore

SHORTLISTED for basically one of the most prestigious science book awards by @royalsociety alongside incredible authors @billbrysonn @jimalkhalili @ProfLindaScott @WanderingGaia @scahalan!
#sciencebook #royalsociety #psychology #neurodiversity #asd

Calling all book enthusiasts! We are delighted to be working with @_CreativeAccess to advertise our latest opportunity for a Books Department Intern! If you want to join our team, we’d love to hear from you

To get us over the Wednesday hump, we have the incredible @millzymai reading from her book 'Explaining Humans'! You can find out more on our website:

#CoverReveal Really excited to reveal the cover for my upcoming Thomas Bexley Sequel LETTERS FROM THE DEAD! Out Nov 26th and available to preorder now - @orionbooks @orion_crime @lucefrederick @alexxlayt #writerslife #newbook #ComingSoon

Cant wait to get stuck in - working the nuts off this one ! Looking forward to coming to @Waterstones in the autumn to confirm the rumour - see what you did there!

My ⁦@thetimes⁩ review of Martin Rady’s excellent new history of the Habsburgs.

Social norms and how strange they are, described by a woman with autism. How @millzymai uses her knowledge of machine learning and molecular chemistry to make sense of human beings. 📷 © Greg Barker

The scientist Dr Camilla Pang @millzymai considers autism to be her superpower. It's what sets her apart from ‘neuro-typical’ people, she tells Hilary Rose


I am so excited to share the beautiful cover for my next book with @BarringtonStoke - THE HOUSE OF CLOUDS. Isn't it incredible?! It has been created by the brilliant illustrator Alice McKinley @Armckinley1 . Out on 15th June 2020 and available to pre-order NOW!

Cole is the boy who fooled the world. Now he’s trapped in a web of lies. Get ready for @lthompsonwrites' brand new novel #TheBoyWhoFooledTheWorld. Coming soon!

The brilliant @djy_writer is one of the best historical crime authors writing today, and #StasiWinter is up there with his very finest. Finished copies now fresh in from the printer and looking very nice/cold indeed - out Jan 2020!