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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Lee Child

Entered the UK paperback Sunday Times bestseller list 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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Our Journal...

Wednesday 17th June

In hugely exciting news, Kerry Fisher’s second novel, The Island Escape, has gone to No.7 on the Kindle chart! We are all thrilled for her back at DA HQ and Kerry is feeling rosy about being a Kindle bestseller…...

Friday 12th June

To celebrate Cesca Major’s debut novel, The Silent Hours, the Darley Anderson team joined Cesca and her publisher, Corvus, at The Hollywood Arms and launched the book in style! One very proud author with a finished copy...

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.