We are delighted that literary agent Jo Unwin is joining us as the judge of the 2024 short story competition. At the festival we have regularly worked with Jo's clients such as Brian Bilston, Kit de Waal, Lucy Easthope, and Nadia Shireen as well as Jo herself who has provided a number of invaluable workshop sessions for aspiring writers. Jo Unwin Literary Agency Ltd (JULA) is a dynamic literary agency based at Somerset House in London. The agency represents debut and best-selling authors published in the UK, US and internationally. Whilst always looking for the best publishing deals and relationships for their authors, JULA Ltd also works closely with talent agencies in London and LA for book to film deals. The agency offers a carefully tailored approach. We are determined to offer each author whatever they need, managing their careers with thought, ambition, care and, wherever possible, a sense of fun. JULA Ltd is a member of the Association of Authors’ Agents (AAA), a British voluntary trade association providing a collective voice for all UK-based literary agents. The AAA’s members are devoted to promoting authors’ works in the domestic and global markets and to defending authors’ rights in the UK, abroad and online. https://www.jounwin.co.uk