Piers Alexander

A dazzling, playful adventure

Jury Statement, TLC's PEN Factor

The Bitter Trade won the PEN Factor at The Literary Consultancy’s Writing In A Digital Age Conference. Jury Chair Rebecca Swift (Author, Poetic Lives: Dickinson) said: “The Pen Factor jury selected The Bitter Trade based on the quality of writing, the engaging plot, and the rich and unusual historical context. Dazzling and playful!”

Jury members included

  • Larry Finlay, MD, Transworld
  • Dan Franklin, Head of Digital, Random House
  • Gordon Wise, Senior Literary Agent, Curtis Brown
  • Jennifer Custer, Senior Literary Agent, AM Heath
  • Piers Blofeld, Literary Agent, Sheil Land