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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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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The Brookland Girls
Margaret Dickinson

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

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Past Tense
Lee Child

Jack Reacher plans to follow the autumn sun on an epic road trip across America,...

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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...

Monday 5th August

On Writing is back. Over the next few weeks, we ll be bringing you some more invaluable writing tips from the DA Agency authors and the DA Children s Book Agency authors. This series will lead us into the beginning of...

Tuesday 27th November

Dave Rudden is the author of The Knights of the Borrowed Dark trilogy, and is our partnering author for YA books in our #DACBaccess month. Here is why Dave is supporting the open month: When I’m not writing, I...

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.