The widely-acclaimed British author Mal Peet has moved to Redhammer Management for his literary representation and management. His awards include the Branford Boase Award, the Nestle Children’s Book Award, The Carnegie Medal and The Guardian Children’s Book Prize as well as a number of major American awards.
“In just five books”, says Redhammer’s Peter Cox, “Mal has distinguished himself as one of the most important writing talents of our time. His awards have only been surpassed by praise from critics and his peers. We are honoured that he has chosen to come to us.”
Redhammer offers a completely different management approach to other, more traditional literary agencies. Cox came to agenting from a background in advertising and marketing, not the more conventional route through publishing or inheritance. “We are very client focused”, he says, “and quite obsessed about delivering what authors need. I’m sure publishers thought I was crazy initially but our success – and that of our clients – proves that this is the right approach for the future.”
Mal Peet has been tagged a “young adult” author, but both Peet and Cox feel this is unnecessarily restrictive. “I’m with Mal when he says he sees no barrier between teenage fiction and adult literature”, says Cox. “Good writing is good writing, period.”
“Redhammer has an astonishingly small client list compared to other agencies”, Cox says, “but we provide highly personal management and a far broader range of expertise than can be found in almost any other agency. We’re the agency of the future, and Mal is in the right place, where he belongs.”