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Isobel Dixon is a director of the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency where she represents writers from around the world. Her interests are wide-ranging and her clients' work includes literary fiction, crime and thrillers, memoir, biography, history and current affairs. Her clients have won all the major South African literary awards, and authors on her list have, among others, won the Windham-Campbell Prize, the Caine Prize, Commonwealth and PEN Awards, the Barry Award, the OCM Bocas Prize and been shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, the Man Asian Literary Prize, the Ondaatje Prize, the Author's Club First Book Award, the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize.

Isobel was born and educated in South Africa, and in Edinburgh where she completed Master's degrees in English Literature and Applied Linguistics.  She has translated novels from the Afrikaans and her debut poetry collection Weather Eye (Carapace, 2001) won the Sanlam and the Olive Schreiner Prizes in South Africa. Her further collections are A Fold in the Map (UK: Salt; South Africa: Jacana, 2007) and The Tempest Prognosticator (UK: Salt, South Africa: Random Umuzi, 2011). Nine Arches published her latest collection Bearings(April 2016) and Mariscat published a pamphlet The Leonids (August 2016).

She is a Frankfurt Book Fair Fellow and often gives workshops on creative writing and agenting and speaks on panels at literary events, to students and to writers' groups.

Clients: Estate of Gilbert AdairSulaiman AddoniaEstate of Tatamkhulu Afrika, Mary Akers, Sally Andrew, Abdul Raman AzzamSandy Balfour, Keith BakerSimon BarracloughClare Best, Andrew Bienkowski, Troy Blacklaws, Dominique BothaKarin BrynardAdrienne Burgess, Edward Carey, Elizabeth ChadwickGeorge Makana Clark, Anne de Courcy, Jennifer Crwys-WilliamsAchmat Dangor, Sheila DainowAndrew Dilger, Finuala Dowling, David Erdal, Barbara ErskineTracey Farren, Michael Faulkner, Gus Ferguson, Essie Fox, Rohan Gavin, David Gilman, Pippa GoldschmidtLyndall Gordon, Ann GrangerEtienne van Heerden, Michiel Heyns, Denis Hirson, Cormac James, Peter JamesKathleen Jones, Manu Joseph, Kobie KrugerAzmeena Ladha, Charles Lambert, Hannah LoweHugh Lewin, Estate of Edward Beauclerk Maurice, Michael McGladeZakes Mda, Deon Meyer, Christopher Nicholson, Marlene van Niekerk, Lawrence NorfolkGregory Norminton, Joseph O'Connor, Sheila O'FlanaganKaite O'Reilly, Tony Park, Bookey PeekMonique Roffey, Henrietta Rose-Innes, Jane SigaloffJulian StockwinTerry Toma, Ivan Vladislavic, Jacqueline WalkerAnne Watts, Harry WhiteheadEdward Wilson-Lee.

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