Luca Pesaro, author of Zero Alternative
"Hardy & Knox are professional, high-quality and pull no punches in making your book better. Highly recommended indeed."
We started Hardy & Knox principally as a reaction to other forces in the literary consultancy marketplace. Our decision to found Hardy & Knox was motivated by three main factors:
We love books. We want more good books in the world. We love finding them and being the first to read them.
The most important thing about Hardy & Knox is that we can give our honest opinions without feeling the need to repackage them. We can just say what we think and stand or fall on the basis of our own expertise.
There are no compromises at Hardy & Knox. There should be none in your writing.
Britt was born in Germany. She has worked in publishing since graduating from King's College London with a BA in English Literature and has been a literary scout since 1991, representing Spanish, German and Italian publishers. She works closely with UK agents.
Her first book, The Stranger on the Bridge, co-written with mental health campaigner and vlogger Jonny Benjamin, is due to be published by Pan Macmillan in Jan. 2018. Read the announcement in The Bookseller
In 2009 she set up as a literary agent.What I love
What I read for pleasure
All of the above and (favourite beach reads): Nicci French, Linwood Barclay, Margaret Atwood. I also have a love/hate relationship with Patricia Cornwell. In a purely platonic sense.
As every school has a nerd, Hardy and Knox has Usman. He has 10 years of IT experience in developing and managing enterprise level websites. When Usman can spare some time from his gaming consoles (Xbox 360) he keeps Hardy and Knox up to date and functional.
If being a nerd was not enough, Usman is a metal head! He has been in a thrash/metalcore band playing the guitar. We are thankful that he is still with us and not in some mosh pit or crowd surfing his way to the hospital.