Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency

Hodder acquires inspirational audio led project from novelist and Instagram sensation Laura Jane Williams

Hodder & Stoughton is delighted to announce the acquisition of The Life Diet by Laura Jane Williams, an audio led work of non-fiction publishing in September 2019. Publisher Briony Gowlett acquired world rights from Ella Kahn at Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency.

Inspired by her cult Instagram stories and popular online columns, The Life Diet is Laura Jane Williams’ brilliantly funny, painfully honest and inspiringly insightful philosophy of what it means to curate your life in order to fill your time, thoughts and relationships with inspiration, motivation, and love – by getting rid of everything else. The Life Diet will equip listeners with the tools and motivation to make their lives more centred, deeper connected, and more in control.

Laura Jane Williams is a former Red Magazine columnist and Grazia’s ex-dating guru, she is also a keynote speaker. Laura is the author of two previous non-fiction books (Becoming and Ice Cream for Breakfast which has been sold in eight territories so far), both published by Hodder, and her first novel, Our Stop, was published by Avon (who have since acquired four more books) in June.

Laura said: ‘The theme that runs throughout all my work is the encouragement to go all-in on the adventure of your own life. In a modern world that tells us to do more to be more, I’m excited to give my State of the Union Address as a permission slip to anyone who needs it, to enforce boundaries, live on your own terms, and encourage others to confidently do the same’.

Briony Gowlett said: ‘when we have so many options and so much available to us, we find ourselves overwhelmed with abundance. What Laura has taught me – in a way only she can – is the power of consciously deciding who and what gets access to you out of the wealth of unfiltered input. Laura’s writing career goes from strength to strength and we’re delighted to have more non-fiction from her’.

Ella Kahn said: ‘From the start of Laura’s writing career, Hodder have instinctively understood and championed her uniquely relatable brand of inspirational advice, and we’re so excited to be continuing to explore innovative new ways to share her non-fiction with readers – and listeners – with Briony and the Hodder team’.