FBF 2017: agent picks

FBF 2017: agent picks

A memoir from Rose Tremain, a slew of upmarket psychological thrillers and arguably the highest-ever representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic authors are some of the major highlights in this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair Agents’ Hot Lists.

The issue of diversity has, of course, been at the fore of the trade in the past few years, not just in the make-up in the industry’s workforce but in the demand for wider representation in the voices that it publishes. A number of initiatives have been rolled out to help find and promote those writers from BAME backgrounds, such as Penguin Random...

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