Ben Dunn is a literary agent, with over 25 years’ publishing experience.
A publisher between 1995 and 2018, Ben worked at Virgin, BBC Books, HarperCollins, 4th Estate, Hodder, and latterly as managing director at Bonnier Books, and publishing director at Century/Arrow, during 6 years at Penguin Random House. He has worked with authors such as: Sir David Jason, Steve Coogan, Simon Pegg, Annie Mac, Daisy May Cooper, Mike Calvin, Duncan Hamilton, Karl Pilkington and Ricky Gervais; winning the British Book Awards, Book of The Year, and nominated for Imprint of the Year twice, as well as winning the Times Sports Book of the Year and William Hill Sports Book of the Year.
An agent since the summer of 2018, he has built up a select list of authors, and is working with them in the UK, internationally and, where relevant, for film and TV.
Ben also works with a number of talent agencies, helping artists with their book projects.
Foreign Rights are handled by Zoe Nelson at Janklow & Nesbit and Jason Bartholomew at the BKS Agency.
Film and TV is handled by Emily Hayward-Whitlock at The Development Partnership.