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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Recent Bestsellers

I Am Death
Chris Carter

After a just a partial week of sales, I AM DEATH has entered the Sunday Times hardback...

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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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Friday 11th September

Love At First Write winner, Sophie Cousens had her début novel, How To Get Ahead in Television, published by Corvus last Thursday. Sophie entered and won the competition jointly run in 2014 by Corvus and...

Thursday 13th August

Pirates in Pyjamas, Caroline Crowe s first picture book, set sail in style with a nautical launch party on board the amazing Golden Hinde in London ahead of its official publication today! There were plenty of fearsome-looking...

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.