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

The Good Life
Martina Cole

Entered the UK hardback Sunday Times chart at No.1

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The Secret Place
Tana French

Entered the New York Times bestseller list at No.4

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Fall From Grace
Tim Weaver

Climbed to No.2 spot in the Sunday Times bestselling paperback charts and is also the...

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Our Journal...

Monday 2nd March

Clare Wallace joined teen writing sensation, Beth Reekles, for the next in our new video series with Darley Anderson authors. Clare and Beth discussed wonderful writing plans, most treasured possessions and goals for the...

Thursday 19th February

Clare Wallace joined the lovely (and critically acclaimed) YA author, Kim Slater, for a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired Afternoon Tea to chat books and celebrate all the exciting awards that Kim has been nominated...

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.