Jonathan Ruppin – Agent
Jonathan Ruppin has worked in the UK book trade for 23 years, including 13 years at London's most famous bookshop Foyles. He founded The Ruppin Agency in 2017, handling literary and commercial ficiton and serious non-fiction, with the aim of promoting writers from underrepresented communities. He has judged a dozen literary awards, including the Costa Novel Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and Desmond Elliott Award. He has interviewed hundreds of authors in print and on stage, and his journalism encompasses television, radio and print.