Tibor Jones & Associates was founded in 2007 by Kevin Conroy Scott and Landa Acevedo-Scott as a literary management company dedicated to building the careers of bestselling authors and creative leaders in their fields.

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Kevin Conroy Scott

Kevin Conroy Scott

Kevin Conroy Scott co-founded Tibor Jones & Associates with his wife Landa Acevedo-Scott in 2007 after working as a literary agent at AP Watt and Conville & Walsh.

Kevin is an alumnus of the infamous New Line Cinema mailroom and his journalism has appeared in the New Statesman, Variety, the Independent, the Bookseller, LA Weekly and Written By magazine. He is the author of Screenwriters’ Masterclass (Faber & Faber) and the co-founder of Colombiage, London’s first Colombian festival of culture and the arts.

Landa Acevedo-Scott

Landa Acevedo-Scott

Landa is an alumna of the Barbican Centre where she worked on ground-breaking projects like Tropicália and the contemporary music programme. In 2007, she co-founded Tibor Jones with her husband Kevin Conroy Scott while also co-founding Colombiage, the first festival in Europe to showcase writers, filmmakers, musicians and other artists from her native Colombia. 

Landa graduated in European Business Management & French at Lancaster University spending her second and fourth year at leading business schools, ICADE Madrid and École de Management de Lyon respectively. 

LAURA MACDOUGALL

LAURA MACDOUGALL

Laura has a Classics degree and a Masters in Latin from Oxford. She started her publishing career as an editor at Hodder & Stoughton, commissioning historical, crime and debut literary novels. She worked with internationally bestselling authors such as Stephen King and David Nicholls and set up Hodder’s historical fiction community. She was a judge on the 2014 Green Carnation Prize which celebrates the best of LGBT writing.

Laura’s list covers literary, book club, historical and crime fiction and narrative non-fiction from memoir to music, politics and popular culture. Laura works closely with Kevin managing the Wilbur Smith co-authored projects.

JAMES WOODHOUSE

JAMES WOODHOUSE

James began his career as a fiction editor at Picador (UK) before moving to South Africa in 2003 to work at Kwela Books. Following this, he worked as a freelance editor (specialising in new African voices), and was a founding member of the Franschhoek Literary Festival – now the most prestigious book event in southern Africa. In 2009 he was appointed fiction editor at Penguin South Africa and in 2012 he returned to Kwela Books as publisher.

As an agent, James is passionate about stories from Africa, but his interests range from strong commercial crime fiction to high-end literary work.

ANA BOADO

ANA BOADO

Ana is the Business Manager at Tibor Jones.

She studied Social Education and Criminology at undergraduate level in Spain, subsequently taking a Masters Degree in Criminology with Criminological Psychology at Kingston University.

She speaks Spanish and Galician and is currently studying Italian.

Ana has been working for Tibor Jones since September 2014 and she applies her skills to overseeing administration, operations and the running of the Tibor Jones office and the Tibor Jones Hub.

Ana also works closely with Landa Acevedo-Scott on Colombiage, Europe’s most influential celebration of Colombian art and culture.

JOE HEAP

JOE HEAP

Joe is the Studio Editor at Tibor Jones, after first joining the company as a freelance writer in 2014. He won the Foyle Young Poet award in 2004, the Buchan Prize in 2010 and his poetry has been published in several periodicals. He is currently working on his debut novel.

Before moving into publishing, he worked as a subtitler for BBC news, a face painter at a safari park and a removals man for a dental convention. Interested in all kinds of storytelling, beginning with fiction but ranging through music, filmmaking and graphic design, Joe is excited to discover new talent to work on Tibor Jones Studio projects.

MARY RODGERS

MARY RODGERS

Mary is book-keeper at Tibor Jones.

Mary developed her administrative, organisational and financial skills through various administrative positions in healthcare, education, the financial and enterprise sector and latterly with Tibor Jones. She studied languages at Galway University, subsequently taking a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

Reading is one of Mary’s favourite ways to spend time and the team at Tibor Jones provide some wonderful opportunities for her to indulge her habit.

CHARLOTTE MADDOX

CHARLOTTE MADDOX

Charlotte handles translation rights for all of the authors at Tibor Jones on behalf of Kevin Conroy Scott, Laura Macdougall and James Woodhouse. She joined the company in 2015.

She earned her BA in English Literature at Queen Mary, University of London, specialising in Modernism.

Charlotte had the misfortune of working in PR and marketing before moving into publishing. She enjoys all genres of fiction and non-fiction, but is most interested in literary, modern and psychological fiction.

Charlotte plays flute, clarinet and piano, and is trying hard to learn the guitar – it is not going well. She also enjoys painting in her spare time.

Enquiries

We welcome enquiries. In particular, we are interested in receiving fiction and non-fiction proposals by writers who are looking to publish something different. If you are interested in having Tibor Jones look at your material then we ask you to email the following to enquiries@tiborjones.com:

A cover letter telling us about you and your writing background.

A one page synopsis of the book, and the first five pages of the novel or proposal.

If we are interested in seeing more, we will email you requesting it. If it’s not for us, we’ll endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.

If you are interested in learning more about what we do, please email any questions to enquiries@tiborjones.com.

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