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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Recent Bestsellers

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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The Good Life
Martina Cole

Entered the UK hardback Sunday Times chart at No.1

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A Time of Torment
John Connolly

A Time of Torment went straight to No.1 in the UK and Ireland in its first weeks of sales.

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Our Journal...

Friday 29th July

Hello, This month has been a scorcher and we have got some hot new titles to while away the long summer afternoons. As well as exciting new titles and chart news, literary legend Martina Cole was at the Harrogate Festival...

Tuesday 5th July

Make sure you visit Polly’s blog here for the whole journey and more wonderful stories and picture like these. Polly’s second novel, Where Monsters Lie, is out 7th July 2016. DA Children s Agency, what makes...

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.