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.

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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

Fall From Grace
Tim Weaver

Entered the UK paperback Sunday Times bestseller list at No.8

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An Evil Mind
Chris Carter

Entered the UK hardback Sunday Times bestseller list at No.5

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The Wolf in Winter
John Connolly

No. 2 hardback bestseller in UK, No. 1 in Ireland

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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.