Emirates LitFest Writing Prize & The Path to Publication: Louise Lamont & Luigi Bonomi
Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 18:00-19:00
Session No: 9
Our newly revamped and revitalised LitFest Writing Prize has attracted huge interest from aspiring writers in the UAE. For the first time ever, the Prize has a category dedicated to recognising children’s literature. Before we announce the winners, judges Louise Lamont and Luigi Bonomi will discuss what they like to see in a manuscript and what they think makes a commercially viable book, as well as valuable tricks of the trade that any would-be author is well-advised to learn!
Louise Lamont began her publishing career at literary agency AP Watt and moved to LBA in 2013 to build her list of award-winning writers and illustrators. Recent releases include spooky supernatural adventure The Wildstorm Curse by Eve Wersocki Morris; Nibbles the Bedtime Book, the latest instalment in the bestselling Nibbles series by Emma Yarlett; and Laura Wood’s lush YA romance The Agency for Scandal. Louise is based in Edinburgh.
Luigi Bonomi is a literary agent who has launched the careers of many bestselling authors. He is the founder of Luigi Bonomi Associates (LBA), which represents a variety of authors, journalists and writers including the multi-million bestselling authors, Susan Lewis, Simon Scarrow, Fern Britton and Ben Miller – all of whom are regular top ten Sunday Times Bestsellers.