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Luigi Bonomi

Luigi Bonomi is a literary agent who has launched the careers of many bestselling authors. He is the founder of Luigi Bonomi Associates (LBA), which represents a variety of authors, journalists and writers, including John Humphrys, Esther Rantzen and past Emirates Airline Festival of Literature attendee Alan Titchmarsh.

Since 2013, Bonomi has judged the Montegrappa Writing Prize and conducted the Quick Pitch, mini-workshops in which aspiring writers can directly pitch their manuscripts and get instant feedback. The Montegrappa Prize has led to numerous UAE-based authors getting publishing deals, a testament to Bonomi’s eye for a bestseller, including 2020 Festival authors Annabel Kantaria, Jessica Jarlvi, Lucy Strange and Tamsin Winter.