Meet The Literary Agent: Jamie Cowen, Director at The Ampersand Agency, with writer Ali Harper at The Leeds Library, Thursday 17 May 2018

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17/05/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Leeds Library

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Meet The Literary Agent!

Jamie Cowen, Director at The Ampersand Agency, will be in conversation with one of his authors, Ali Harper, at The Leeds Library on Thursday 17th May.

What do literary agents do? Do you need one? How do you get one? It’s a golden opportunity for writers to ask all those questions and get some great advice.

Jamie and Ali will talk about the author-agent relationship, what it means for both of them and how they worked together on The Disappeared, Ali’s debut novel which is published in eBook by Harper Collins on 18th May. Followed by a Q&A.

Tickets for the event are £5 + Eventbrite booking fee, including a drink. We anticipate that this event will be very popular so please book your ticket in advance here. Doors open at 7pm.

Jamie Cowen, The Ampersand AgencyJamie Cowen has worked in publishing for 15 years. Before joining Ampersand in 2013 he was a commissioning editor at HarperCollins, and prior to that he worked in legal and contracts departments at Harper Collins and the Hachette Group. Jamie’s clients at Ampersand include Mark A. Latham, Adrian Selby, Mark Hill, Nate Crowley, Ali Harper and Joel Bird.



Ali Harper writes feminist crime fiction. Her first novel, The Disappeared, will be published by HarperCollins in May 2018. An option for TV and film rights has also just been signed with Yorkshire-based Duck Soup Films. Ali lives in Leeds, where she teaches creative writing, has just completed a PhD, and plays netball badly.



The Ampersand Agency welcomes submissions of contemporary and historical novels, crime, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, horror, women’s fiction, commercial non-fiction, sport, history, biography, popular science and current affairs.