Luigi Bonomi

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Luigi Bonomi read English Literature at University College London and at Dartmouth College in the USA. After working as a bookseller, in 1986 he joined the publishers Macdonald Futura as a children’s book editor. Subsequently he worked for Harlequin/Mills & Boon and Penguin Books, where he was an editorial director. In 1997 he became a literary agent, joining Sheil Land Associates, where he worked for eight years before setting up LBA in 2005. He has been personally responsible for discovering and launching the careers of many bestselling authors working on adult fiction, non-fiction and children’s fiction and many of his authors have become Sunday Times bestsellers and have gone on to win awards for their writing. In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious title of Literary Agent of the Year.

He loves discovering new writers and regularly runs competitions to find them. Since 2016 he has run the First Novel Competition with the Daily Mail, winners of which have gained major publishing contracts with Random House, Transworld and Little, Brown. He has strong links with television and broadcasting and many of his authors have seen their works optioned by major studios. In 2019 he became the only literary agent ever appointed by the BBC to represent their entire audio output and in 2021 he was appointed the literary agent for The Science Museum in London. He loves commercial fiction across all genres, as well as intelligent narrative led non-fiction written for a commercial audience, and is always on the lookout for authors who aspire to hit the bestseller list.
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Emirates LitFest Writing Prize & The Path to Publication: Louise Lamont & Luigi Bonomi

Emirates LitFest Writing Prize & The Path to Publication: Louise Lamont & Luigi Bonomi

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 18:00-19:00Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 9 
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Luigi Bonomi: Quick Pitches
Workshop

Luigi Bonomi: Quick Pitches

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 11:30-13:30Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 3, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 2 
AED 150
Are you ready to pitch your novel? You have five minutes to present your one-pag... Read More
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The Role of Literary Agents: Felicity Blunt, Jessica Papin , Luigi Bonomi & Yasmina Jraissati

The Role of Literary Agents: Felicity Blunt, Jessica Papin , Luigi Bonomi & Yasmina Jraissati

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 16:00-16:50Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 3, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 39 
AED 60
Literary agents play a vital role in the English-language publishing industry, w... Read More
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