Agent: Julian Alexander
As a child in England Jeremy Wade was obsessed by fishing, but as he grew up the rivers seemed more crowded with fishermen and the catches less mythical and the dream faded. But then in his twenties a chance discovery of a magazine article about a fish in India (the mahseer, a giant golden-scaled carp that lives in thunderous rocky rivers) rekindled his passion. He dusted down his fishing rods and set off with £200 in his pocket to follow his dreams. Twenty years later, the rest, as they say, is history.
Jeremy is the presenter of the worldwide hit TV series River Monsters. His book of the same name is published by Da Capo in the US and by Orion in the UK.