Silja Swaby, half Jamaican, half Finnish, is a marine biologist and author. Funded by Arts Council England, she has won competitions, and been placed in prizes and awards. She is working on a series of futuristic thrillers, featuring a female biologist whose quiet academic life takes a drastic turn. Silja has taken creative writing courses at Cambridge University and more recently Yale University, USA.

Silja tutors writers, gives workshops, and provides a critique service. She is happily unmarried and lives in deepest Somerset, UK.

Silja Swaby is pronounced Sil-yah Sway-bee.

March 19, 2009

Agent Research

Top literary agent, Jonathan Lloyd, (Curtis Brown), and agent of Elizabeth Noble, was at an event hosted by Penguin and SHE magazine last Tuesday. While she talked about her experiences as a writer, he was ready with tips on how to get published. He said a canny writer would know who wrote in their genre and the agents who represented them, and to target them first.

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