Staff at Conville & Walsh

Clare Conville

Clare Conville previously worked as an editor at several large UK publishing houses, before co-founding Conville & Walsh in 2000. She represents literary and commercial writers of fiction and non-fiction, specializing in literary and children's fiction.

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Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh co-founded Conville & Walsh in 2000, before leaving the agency to set up PEW Literary in 2016. Conville & Walsh continue to represent his clients internationally.

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Jake Smith-Bosanquet

Jake Smith-Bosanquet joined Conville & Walsh in 2005 after working briefly at Random House. Jake is joint head of rights working closely with Alexandra and Alexander, and handling direct translation rights in Germany and Italy.

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Susan Armstrong

Susan Armstrong joined Conville & Walsh in 2005 after working at Macmillan. As a senior agent, she is particularly interested in accessible literary, book group and commercial fiction, crime, thrillers and magical realism.

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Carrie Kania

Carrie worked in NYC before moving to London a few years ago. She has a dog named Foxy Beckett.

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Sophie Lambert

Sophie Lambert joined as an agent at Conville & Walsh in 2013, having previously been a director at Tibor Jones.

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Lucy Luck

Lucy Luck is an agent and joined us in 2016 from Aitken Alexander. She represents literary and quality writers of fiction and non-fiction.

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Alexandra McNicoll

Alexandra McNicoll is joint head of rights, working closely with Jake and Alexander, and handling direct translation rights in Brazil, Greece, France, the Netherlands and Poland.

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Alexander Cochran

Alexander joined in 2011 and works closely with Jake and Alexandra as rights manager. He is also building his list as a junior agent.

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Emma Finn

Emma joined us in 2014 and works closely with Sue and Sophie, alongside building her own list. She also handles the translation rights for C&W's children's and YA titles.

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Dorcas Rogers

Dorcas works as head of finance, administering the company finances. She is the first port of call for payment queries.

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Tracy England

Tracy is the finance assistant, reporting to Dorcas Rogers. Please direct all enquiries about royalties to her in the first instance.

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Allison DeFrees

Allison is the assistant to Clare Conville and to Conville & Walsh's translation rights department.

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We are represented by subagents in some specialist territories - see our Foreign Rights page for more details. We also look after the dramatic rights in our authors' work, liaising closely with a select number of film and television agents.