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Claire Wilson shortlisted for British Book Awards: Literary Agent of the Year 2023

Claire Wilson is shortlisted for the British Book Award for Literary Agent of the Year 2023. In 2022 her authors have won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the Blue Peter Prize, the Foyles Book of the Year, the Baillie Gifford Prize and the Bookseller Person of the Year. Claire Wilson has also found time to advocate on inclusivity, sustainability and copyright as vice-president of the Association of Authors’ Agents.

Judges said: "This shortlist is notable for the impressive diversification of agenting in recent years. The efforts of both established and new agents to recruit and champion more people from underrepresented backgrounds and communities have been vital steps towards proper representation in publishing. Beyond that, the eight agents on this all-female shortlist—six of them nominated for the first time—all gave outstanding service to their fortunate clients in 2022, balancing sensitive care with tenacious deal-making."

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