Juliet Pickering worked for Waterstones as a bookseller and fiction buyer before starting at A P Watt in 2003, working up from combing the slush pile, franking mail and scanning royalty statements, to becoming an Associate Agent in 2007. Juliet joined Blake Friedmann in 2013 and her authors have been shortlisted for Costa, Commonwealth and Guardian First Book Awards, won the Whitbread and Green Carnation Prizes and, in 2015, the prestigious French literary award, Prix Femina Etranger. Her interests range from literary, book club and well-written commercial fiction to crime and psychological suspense. She also represents many non-fiction writers across the board, including memoir, pop culture, social history, feminist and political commentary, cookery and food writing, humour, and all sorts in-between.
Juliet regularly visits literary festivals, courses and events, and enjoys giving talks and holding workshops for writers. She is also a judge for the Bristol Short Story Prize 2016.
Clients: Yomi Adegoke, MiMi Aye, Ian Birch, Nora Anne Brown, Julia Cole, Sue Cook, Deborah Coughlin, Roxy Freeman, Janice Galloway, Paul Gitsham, Sarah Hartley, Kate Hodges, Ken Hom, Kerry Hudson, Benjamin Johncock, Eve Kalinik, Konditor and Cook, Richard Littler, Clayton Littlewood, Anneliese Mackintosh, Lucy Mangan, Amy Mason, Charlotte Metcalf, Emma Mitchell, Sue Moorcroft, Emer O'Toole, Judah Passow, Rosalind Powell, Emma Rees, Paul Rigby, Annie Robertson, Lora Stimson, Ruth Thomas, Oliver Thring, Jack Urwin, Elizabeth Uviebinene, Helen Walmsley-Johnson, Women's Institute, Andrew Wong.