Jonny Geller

Jonny Geller

Profile

Aside from my day job as an agent, I am also Joint CEO of Curtis Brown and Managing Director of the books division. After working as an actor in early 1990s, I turned to book agenting and joined Curtis Brown as an assistant before becoming an agent in 1995.

I am lucky enough to work with a fantastic range of writers spanning from authors of first class literary fiction to best selling thriller writers, from ground-breaking journalists to public figures and business people, from comedians and actors to the very best writers in the field of women's commercial fiction.

I also wrote a humour book in 2006 called Yes, But is it Good for the Jews? which was published by Penguin (UK), Bloomsbury (US) and Einaudi (Italy).

I am on the steering committee for World Book Night 2011 and World Book Night 2012 and the London Book Fair Advisory Board.  I also produced a book with Bloomsbury called New Beginnings to raise money for victims of the 2004 Tsunami.

I was shortlisted for the British Inspiration awards in the media category for 2011, and shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year Award in 2007, 2010 & 2011, and was named Literary Agent of the Year in 2012.  I was named among the most influential people in publishing in 2012 by the Evening Standard.

You can follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jonnygeller. I am assisted by Kirsten Foster.

To listen to a recent interview with Jonny on Jazz FM, download the podcast.

Read recent articles by Jonny in The Guardian.

Read a recent interview with Jonny at The  Ham & High.

Read Jonny's columns in The Bookseller.

Jonny discusses the impact of the digital revolution on the book industry on BBC Radio 4, and on The Guardian's Books Podcast page.