David Godwin

David Godwin founded his literary agency DGA with his wife Heather 25 years ago. Previously, he was a publisher with Routledge, then moved to Heinemann, then Seckers and finally, Jonathan Cape. At Cape, he published Ben Okri, the first African to win the Booker prize. At DGA, he has handled a wide range of writers, including the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage. He has a special interest in Indian writers. His first Indian book was Arundhati Roy’s God of Small Things, which won the Booker prize in 1997. Since then, he has agented Kiran Desai and Aravind Adiga. He now represents William Dalrymple, Jeet Thayil, Manu S. Pillai, Nilanjana S. Roy, David Davidar, Meena Kandasamy, Yashaswini Chandra, Aanchal Malhotra, Shashi Tharoor, Kanishk Tharoor, Arundhati Katju, Menaka Guruswamy, Ruchir Joshi, Raj Kamal Jha, Shehan Karunatilaka, Amitava Kumar, Vikram Seth, Preti Taneja, Salil Tripathi, Monisha Rajesh and Christina Lamb amongst others.

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