I think we’re seeing the beginnings of a major literary agency. 🙂
Here’s the great news:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9th 2011 – Bristol and Manchester, UK
Gareth L Powell and Sharon Ring sign author/agent contract.
Gareth L Powell has signed up with Literary Agent Sharon Ring. Sharon Ring will act as agent in regard to five titles, Revenant Skies; Reclaiming The Dead; Silversands (originally published with Pendragon Press); The Last Reef (originally published with Elastic Press); The New Ships.
Gareth is rapidly gaining a reputation as a “strong new voice in epic science fiction” (Solaris). In addition to his previously published novel (Silversands) and collection (The Last Reef), Gareth has appeared in several anthologies, including including Shine (Solaris Books, 2010), Conflicts (NewCon Press, 2010), 2020 Visions (M-Brane, 2010), Dark Spires (Wizard’s Tower, 2010), and Future Bristol (Swimming Kangaroo, 2009). His short story Ack-Ack Macaque won the Interzone Readers’ Poll for best short story of 2007; and Solaris will publish his second novel The Recollection in September this year.
Gareth said, “With two novels and a collection under my belt, I’m glad to have someone with Sharon’s contacts and chutzpah to help me scout out the territory ahead. I expect this will be a successful and productive partnership for us both.”
Sharon said, “Gareth is an ideal writer to join forces with at this time. The more I read his work, the more I feel he is poised to have wider success in the science fiction community. He has a strong narrative voice; concise, direct and, above all, very human in the exploration of his chosen themes. I’m delighted to be forming this partnership.”
A full list of Gareth’s published work can be found at http://www.garethlpowell.com/books/.
All enquiries regarding this deal should be directed to Sharon Ring: sharonlring (at) gmail (dot) com.
Congratulations to both Gareth and Sharon! I’m sure that we’ll be hearing the news of great book deals for both Gareth and Gary soon, and I’m looking forward to seeing who signs with Sharon next – it’s been evident for years (for as long as I’ve been blogging at the very least) how much love Sharon has for speculative fiction, so both of her authors are in good hands. 🙂