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Jon Wood

Jon Wood
Literary Agent

Jon Wood has worked in UK publishing for over twenty-five years. Starting off as a publisher with Orion, he then moved to RCW Literary Agency in 2019, becoming a director in 2022. He now runs a growing list of bestselling and critically-acclaimed fiction and non-fiction writers including Ian Rankin, Denise Mina, Joanne Harris, Steve Cavanagh, Anthony Quinn and The Estate of Terry Pratchett. He has a particular interest and expertise in the long-term brand management of established writers.  

In fiction, his particular interests are general commercial (including crime and thriller, book group, upmarket fiction), historical, SF and Fantasy. He is looking for entertaining and diverse stories, well-told with big ideas, emotional hooks and gripping plots. Good examples of his taste include Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid, Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh, The Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead and Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch.

In non-fiction, he works on history, sport, and popular science. He is looking for expertise, fresh ideas and, most of all, a passion for the subject. Recent non-fiction highlights on his own list include Consumed by Aja Barber, Klopp by Anthony Quinn and Lucid by Lucy Holden.

His associate is Safae El-Ouahabi at

Twitter: @JontWood