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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Make Me
Lee Child

MAKE ME went straight to No.1 in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and the US!

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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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Our Journal...

Monday 16th November

Heralding the publication of Rosie Blake s Christmas novel, How to Stuff Up Christmas, the Darley Anderson Christmas Angels descended on Bar Soho, with the fantastic team from Corvus, to get in the Christmas mood and help...

Friday 6th November

Now it s Friday, and we are officially starting to count down to Christmas (!!), we wanted to continue what we started last week with all of our wonderful Adult authors it s time to share how some of our Children s authors ...

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.