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

What Remains
Tim Weaver

After less than a week of sales, What Remains stormed in to the UK hardback bestseller...

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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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Lee Child

Entered the UK paperback Sunday Times bestseller list at No.1

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Our Journal...

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...

Friday 7th August

G.X. Todd, agented by our Camilla Wray, is the newest author to join the Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency! Gemma s debut series was snapped up in a knockout six-figure pre-empt by Headline s Publishing Director,...

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.