Isobel Dixon is MD and Head of Books at the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency where she represents writers from around the world, among them Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellers and international prize-winners.
Her interests are wide-ranging and her clients' work includes contemporary, historical and literary fiction, crime and thrillers, memoir, biography and history. Her clients include Romalyn Ante, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Edward Carey, Elizabeth Chadwick, Barbara Erskine, Ann Granger, Peter James, Charles Lambert, Deon Meyer, Zakes Mda, Deon Meyer, Gregory Norminton, Joseph O’Connor, Sheila O’Flanagan, Alan Parks, Julian Stockwin, Monique Roffey and Ivan Vladislavic, among others. Many of her clients are also excellent short fiction writers. For fuller details of authors see her agent page and Blake Friedmann’s submissions page.
Isobel is a Trustee of the National Centre for Writing and The Book Trade Charity and President of the Association of Authors' Agents. She often gives workshops on creative writing, agenting and negotiation, and speaks on panels at literary events, to schools and students and to writers' groups.
Scottish publisher Mariscat released Isobel’s poetry pamphlet, The Leonids in 2016 and her latest poetry collectionBearings was published by Nine Arches, who also re-issued her earlier titles A Fold in the Map and The Tempest Prognosticator. Nine Arches will publish her next collection, The Landing, in 2022. There are recordings of her work on the Poetry Archive and she is working on an art-music-poetry collaboration, A Whistling of Birds, inspired by D.H. Lawrence’s nature writing and his collection Birds, Beasts and Flowers. See more on her poetry website.