Juliet Pickering worked for Waterstones as a bookseller and fiction buyer before starting at A P Watt in 2003, where she became an Associate Agent in 2007. Juliet joined Blake Friedmann in 2013, becoming Vice Head of the Book Department in 2017, and her authors have been shortlisted for Booker, Costa, and Guardian First Book Awards, won the Whitbread and Green Carnation Prizes and, in 2015, the prestigious French literary award Prix Femina Etranger. Her fiction interests range from literary through to book club, and she enjoys commercial novels with fresh, contemporary and feminist central characters. She also represents many non-fiction writers across the board, including memoir, pop culture, social history, current affairs and political commentary, cookery and food writing, humour, and all sorts in-between.
Please, no dystopias, fantasy or thrillers: send those novels to colleagues!
Juliet regularly visits literary festivals, courses and events, and enjoys giving talks and holding workshops for writers. She has been a judge for the Bristol Short Story Prize 2016/2017, and for the Manchester Fiction Prize 2016.
Clients: Yomi Adegoke, Estate of Ted Allbeury, MiMi Aye, Trezza Azzopardi, Bolu Babalola, Jendella Benson, Ian Birch, Nora Anne Brown, Julia Cole, Sue Cook, Deborah Coughlin, Sara Crowe, Sarah Ditum, Michael Donkor, Sarah Franklin, Roxy Freeman, Janice Galloway, Sarah Hartley, Kate Hodges, Ken Hom, Kerry Hudson, Leah Hyslop, Benjamin Johncock, Eve Kalinik, Konditor and Cook, Richard Littler, Clayton Littlewood, Jesse Loncraine, Anneliese Mackintosh, Ailbhe Malone, Lucy Mangan, Amy Mason, Charlotte Metcalf, Emma Mitchell, Sue Moorcroft, Emer O'Toole, Derek Owusu, Judah Passow, Rosalind Powell, Emma Rees, Paul Rigby, Annie Robertson, Lora Stimson, Tess Stimson, Ruth Thomas, Oliver Thring, Jack Urwin, Elizabeth Uviebinene, Helen Walmsley-Johnson, Women's Institute, Andrew Wong.