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The Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency handles a broad range of bestselling commercial fiction including thrillers, mysteries, crime, horror, fantasy, women's, chick-lit, accessible literary, comedy and a growing list of children’s fiction.

The Agency was founded by Darley Anderson in 1988 and is based in London with a regional office in the book town of 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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Lee Child

Recent Bestsellers

The Wolf in Winter
John Connolly

Currently No. 2 in Hardback for the 2nd week running in the UK. No. 1 bestseller in...

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Never Go Back
Lee Child

No. 1s in both the US and the UK. Currently No. 1 (for the 3rd week in a row) mass...

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Lesley Pearse

No. 1 Hardback Bestseller in the UK and remaining in the top 25 UK Hardbacks for 3...

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Just Published

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@DA_Agency Wishing a very Happy Publication Day to @david_hewson. #TheHouseOfDolls is out today! @CamillaWray @panmacmillan http://t.co/tyFUJ7hVvZ

Our Journal...

Thursday 27th March

Dave Rudden, agented by our own Clare Wallace, is the debut author of The Borrowed Dark trilogy which has recently been snapped up by Puffin Editorial Director Ben Horslen in a significant pre-emptive deal. The translation...

Friday 14th February

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! (Otherwise known as the day we finally settled the immortal question of just what is the best love story ever told.) All this week we’ve been giving Darley’s angels a chance...