Conville and Walsh

Conville and Walsh

Conville & Walsh Ltd is a literary agency founded by Patrick Walsh and Clare Conville in 2000, and based in Soho, London. The agency numbers six book agents in a staff of eleven.[1]

Conville and Walsh is a full member of the Association of Authors' Agents.[2]



  • Clare Conville, director
  • Patrick Walsh, director
  • Jake Smith-Bosanquet, foreign rights director[3]
  • Jo Unwin
  • Susan Armstrong
  • Alex Christofi
  • Carrie Kania[4]

Notable Clients


  • DBC Pierre, winner of the 2003 Booker prize.
  • Sarah Hall, author of The Electric Michaelangelo, shortlisted for the Booker prize 2004.
  • Nick Harkaway, author of The Gone-Away World.
  • Steven Appleby, cartoonist and author of the Captain Star comics.
  • Rebecca James, author of Beautiful Malice.
  • Howard Marks, international criminal mastermind and author of Mr. Nice.
  • Adam Creed, author of Suffer the Children
  • S.J. Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep.
  • Stephen Kelman, shortlisted for the 2011 Booker prize.





  • Jo Unwin was shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year in the 2010 Bookseller Industry Awards.[5]
  • Jake Smith-Bosanquet won Rights Professional of the Year in the 2011 Bookseller Industry Awards.[6]

Submissions policy

Conville and Walsh continues to accept unsolicited submissions, and to take on debut authors. They receive between 80 and 100 manuscripts per week.[7]


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