Fogg leaves HarperNonFiction to set up new literary agency with Dunn

Fogg leaves HarperNonFiction to set up new literary agency with Dunn

Jack Fogg is leaving his role as publishing director at HarperNonFiction to set up a new literary agency with Ben Dunn.

The DunnFogg Literary Agency, will concentrate on adult fiction and non-fiction. Fogg (pictured) has previously worked with Dunn (right) as publishers, and authors at 4th Estate, Hodder, Century and Bloomsbury.

During Fogg's time at HarperNonFiction he published authors such as Ant Middleton, Adrian Newey, Amy Schumer, Limmy, Bruce Dickinson, Stephen Westaby, Michael Cox, Florence De Changy and Adam Buxton. In 2019, he set up the Mudlark imprint, and in 2018 he was nominated as editor of the year at the British Book Awards. 

Dunn started as a literary agent in the summer of 2018, after 25 years as a publisher. He has brokered a number of high-profile deals, including Daisy May Cooper’s memoir Don’t Laugh It Will Only Encourage Her (Michael Joseph) for publication in October 2021; Annie MacManus’ debut novel Mother Mother (Headline); Dr Richard Firth Godbehere’s How Human Emotions Shaped the World (4th Estate) which has sold in 18 territories around the world, and most recently, conducted the 18-publisher auction for Dan Schreiber’s The Theory of Everything Else (Mudlark). He also represents a number of debut novelists and successful non-fiction writers.

Fogg said: "I’m incredibly excited to take this next step in my career as an agent and to be reunited with Ben, who has been such a great friend and ally over so many years. I’ve had a wonderful time at HarperCollins, working with many fantastic authors and colleagues, but now felt like the right time to embark on this new challenge, alongside Ben, who has already achieved so much as an agent."

Dunn said: "I’ve had an amazing time running my own agency, working with my incredibly talented authors. And now I’m very excited to have the opportunity to work with one of my great friends, whose opinion on publishing matters I’ve always sought and valued, and to start our new venture together."

Dunn and Fogg can be reached at