Sam Copeland’s first job in publishing was at Curtis Brown Literary Agency, where he started in 2001. He joined Rogers, Coleridge and White in 2006 and was made a director in 2016. He has an extremely diverse list of award-winning and bestselling authors, representing writers of both literary and commercial fiction and all genres (including book group, upmarket fiction, crime and thrillers, SF and speculative fiction, and historical fiction), children’s and YA, and a smattering of quality non-fiction, and is always open to submissions of the highest standard – he is excited by debuts!
His writers have won or been shortlisted for over 20 major prizes including the Booker, Costa, National Book Awards, Carnegie, Waterstone’s Book of the Year, Waterstone’s Children’s Book of the Year, Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, Irish Book Awards, CWA Dagger, Dylan Thomas, Theakston’s, Branford Boase, Eisner and Arthur C Clarke and many more. Writers he represents include:
Abir Mukherjee (Harvill Secker), Louise Welsh (Canongate), Holly Jackson (Egmont), Bryan Appleyard (Weidenfeld), Stephen Collins (Faber), Christian Donlan (Penguin) Laure Eve (Faber), John Harding (Harper Collins), Rob Doyle (Bloomsbury), Julia Armfield (Picador), Thomas Keneally (Sceptre), Stuart Clark (Faber), Simon Mayo (Transworld), James Smythe (Harper Collins), Magnus Mills (Bloomsbury), and the New York Times no.1 bestseller Alex Michaelides (Orion).
Forthcoming to be published debut writers in 2020-21 he represents include:
Richard Russell (Orion), I.V. Wake (Hodder), Claire Kohda Hazelton (Granta), Andy West (Picador), George Lester (Macmillan), Rahul Raina (Little Brown), Sam Lloyd (Transworld), Tom Smalley (Picador), Greg Buchanan (Macmillan) and Jenny Pearson (Usborne).
He welcomes e-mail submissions and can be contacted on . His assistant is .