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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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...

Friday 29th April

Hello! It’s time for our monthly newsletter and my word do these seem to come around fast now. April has been a fantastic month for the agency with new faces, bestsellers and, best of all, the Bologna and London Book ...

Friday 1st April

Hello everyone It s beautiful today here in London, I think that we are finally seeing the back of winter, hurrah! This is the agency newsletter for March (a little late, sorry). We ve had a brilliant and busy month with a ...

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.