© Futerman Rose & Associates 2018
Representing authors and writers in print, film and broadcast media
FRA was established in 1984 by the late Vernon Futerman – a remarkable man with a remarkable life story, whose memory we are proud to keep alive in the firm’s name.
We have a strong reputation for non-fiction, especially books about show business, the music profession and politics, and in recent years we’ve had particular success with sports biographies and memoirs.
We like fiction too, which is the particular focus of Dan Herron (see below). We have a strong record for placing film and TV rights to our authors’ works with major studios and producers, in some cases even ahead of the book rights.
Guy Rose (agency principal)
Guy studied English with the late, great novelist Tom Sharpe and co-wrote his obituary in The Times.
Guy has built a varied and loyal list of writers at FRA. His non-fiction authors have included senior politicians – past and present – high court judges, QCs, barristers, an erstwhile Public Enemy No. 1 (now happily reformed and working with the police) and a scattering of well-known faces from stage and screen.
He also represents a full spectrum of novelists, humourists, screenwriters and television dramatists, and includes London-based, Hollywood and Canadian film producers among his clients.
Dan Herron (fiction associate)
Dan says: ‘I’m an agency veteran of both Peters Fraser & Dunlop and Curtis Brown, and have been fortunate to work with authors including Jeanette Winterson, Simon Schama, Edna O’Brien, Paddy Ashdown and many others. When I’m not dithering in bookshops, you might find me on the climbing wall or in the kitchen attempting to create the perfect salsa. (Roast the tomatoes first.)
‘What I’m looking for: I’m very interested in stories that feel fresh and unusual yet also accessible. I’m after narrative urgency and plot-driven books, unique voices and perspectives, complex characterizations of women, and prose styles that are both distinctive and fluid. I love a well-plotted mystery, race-against-time thrillers, biting satire, paranoid domestic noir and psychological thrillers, and immersive historical novels. I’m also keen on high-concept fiction and well-crafted sci-fi and fantasy, whether it’s a subtle twist on our reality or fully-imagined new worlds.
‘Novels I love: Elizabeth is Missing, Rivers of London, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Hyperion, the Scarlet City series by Rebecca Gablé, and commercial fiction by Lee Child, Michael Crichton, and Ken Follett.’