Illingworth will be tasked with aiding the agency in the development of its science fiction and fantasy list, which he is currently “actively building”.
Illingworth, who along with Headley also works for Goldsboro Books, has been at the company for nearly three years and in that time has helped the company build its growing profile by promoting the agency’s blog and utilising social media. He has been “hands on” in helping Headley with his list of authors whilst dividing his time between the companies. Headley and Illingworth also recently sold Mark de Jager’s debut fantasy novel, Infernal, to Del Rey UK.
Headley said: “With Harry’s passion for genre fiction, the agency directors feel that the time is now right to make a step forward and promote him to actively build a high profile list of science fiction and fantasy authors.”
Illingworth said: “I’m thrilled to be in this position and can’t wait to help D H H grow our genre list. Science fiction/fantasy is my passion and discovering and working with authors from start to finish is a dream come true. Whilst I’ve got a few projects currently in the works, I can’t wait to get started on building up an exciting list of talented authors.”
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