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

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 https://www.basicbooks.com/titles/marc-david-baer/the-ottomans/9781541673779/

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 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cwa-events-present-simon-scarrow-interviewed-by-david-young-tickets-145871655047

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 can...today, 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: https://amzn.to/3b6wepv

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. 🔍

So it’s New Year’s Eve. But much more importantly, it’s the paperback publication day for #TheStasiGame @ZaffreBooks - the sixth and final Karin Müller thriller. #gdr #CrimeFiction https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stasi-Game-David-Young/dp/1838772529

It's here! Eek! This is always such an exciting moment. The Graveyard Riddle is in my hands!. Thank you to the awesome illustrator Mike Lowery and the design team at @scholasticuk for yet another brilliant cover! Out in the UK 7th Jan, but you can pre-order RIGHT NOW!

Read this interview in @guardianscience with @millzymai, winner of the Royal Society @InsightInvestIM Science Book Prize: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/nov/28/camilla-pang-you-have-to-acknowledge-the-hilarity-of-what-it-is-to-be-human

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
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/nov/28/best-science-books-of-2020?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

COMPETITION TIME! 🎉
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 https://twitter.com/royalsociety/status/1323625448786505729

Thank you so much for this opportunity @cheltfestivals. My book feels like it is alive now. @NaoiseDolan you were incredible. 💙
#neurodiversity #autismsupport #autismawareness #ActuallyAutistic
#cheltlitfest https://twitter.com/cheltfestivals/status/1314965463479316480

Is this my dream book? Tudors ✅ feminist ✅ revisionist history ✅ As Thomas Cromwell said: ‘It’s all about women. What else is it about?’ https://twitter.com/thebookseller/status/1313788660907683840

DEBUT BOOK OF THE YEAR
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: https://www.capitalcrime.org/vote/

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 https://cutt.ly/kfC8g6e