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.

In 2006 I wrote a humour book called Yes, But is it Good for the Jews? which was published by Penguin (UK), Bloomsbury (US) and Einaudi (Italy). 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, and am also on the London Book Fair Advisory Board.

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.