Our writers mean business

Our literary agents specialise in bestselling commercial fiction including thrillers, mysteries, crime, horror, fantasy, women's, chick-lit, accessible literary, comedy, children's and YA fiction. We have film and TV agents in the UK and US who help to bring our bestselling books to the big and small screen.

The Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency was founded by Darley Anderson in 1988 and is based in London, with an office in Hay on Wye.

We welcome new submissions...

Please send a query letter, including a brief biography, a synopsis and the first three chapters with a SAE.

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I've got the best agent in London

Martina Cole

There are agents, there are good agents, there are super agents, and then there's Darley Anderson

Lee Child

Recent Bestsellers

A Book of Bones
John Connolly

No 1 Irish Bestseller (17/4/19)

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A Book of Bones
John Connolly

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The Brookland Girls
Margaret Dickinson

The heartfelt sequel to The Poppy Girls:  It is the early...

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Just Published

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@DA_Agency RT @DA_Childrens: 🎉👊Huge congratulations to @propermiss who won the CBI Book of the Year Award 2018 for the 'rich, delicate and stark' #Tan…

Our Journal...

Friday 14th February

Our Meet the Team series is back! In this second post, we speak to children’s book agent Lydia Silver about her journey to agenting and what she looks for in submissions. First of all, what is your role at the agency?...

Wednesday 29th January

Welcome to the first meeting of the Darley Anderson Author’s Book Club! Every month we’ll be asking our authors to give us their top recommendations, why they love them, and why we should too! Whatever your tastes,...

The most commercially minded agency in London

Our UK literary agents have a long history of producing commercial success for our authors in a broad variety of genres. Many of our writers are among the highest-paid, bestselling authors in the world.