Gordon Wise

wiseoffice@curtisbrown.co.uk
+44 (0)20 7393 4420

Biography

I began working in the book industry in 1989, as a bookseller, and joined Curtis Brown in 2005 from John Murray at Hodder Headline/Hachette, where I was Publishing Director.

Before that, I had been Publisher of the Pan Macmillan divisions Sidgwick & Jackson, Boxtree and Channel Four Books, where I was lucky enough to be responsible for a number of bestsellers over the course of a decade. I’ve also worked in New York in both the agenting and publishing sides of the business.

While some editors know me for the broad non-fiction side of my client list – from personality-led and personality-driven projects to history and lifestyle – I'm passionate about my select fiction list, which features both literary and commercial writing but always with a strong sense of personality to it.

I was honoured to be named Agent of the Year at the Bookseller British Book Industry Awards 2015, and I'm Vice President of the Association of Authors' Agents.

My profile page features clients with projects under way this year. Click on the Clients button see a full client list. 

My assistant is Richard Pike.

Biography

I began working in the book industry in 1989, as a bookseller, and joined Curtis Brown in 2005 from John Murray at Hodder Headline/Hachette, where I was Publishing Director.

Before that, I had been Publisher of the Pan Macmillan divisions Sidgwick & Jackson, Boxtree and Channel Four Books, where I was lucky enough to be responsible for a number of bestsellers over the course of a decade. I’ve also worked in New York in both the agenting and publishing sides of the business.

While some editors know me for the broad non-fiction side of my client list – from personality-led and personality-driven projects to history and lifestyle – I'm passionate about my select fiction list, which features both literary and commercial writing but always with a strong sense of personality to it.

I was honoured to be named Agent of the Year at the Bookseller British Book Industry Awards 2015, and I'm Vice President of the Association of Authors' Agents.

My profile page features clients with projects under way this year. Click on the Clients button see a full client list. 

My assistant is Richard Pike.

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  • @AntoniaHodgson soz meant went to Frints cos sun came out! Catch a train and you'll still get the end of it?

    @AntoniaHodgson a takeaway tonight, says Mickey?

    @AntoniaHodgson you euro ing?