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.

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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

A Book of Bones
John Connolly

No 1 Irish Bestseller (17/4/19)

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The Brookland Girls
Margaret Dickinson

The heartfelt sequel to The Poppy Girls:  It is the early...

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The Searcher
Tana French

Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a remote Irish village would be the perfect...

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Friday 19th March

Want to write a picture book, but don t know where to start? As any experienced writer knows, 500 words can be just as difficult to write as 50,000. How do you build a story? How do you create a character? How do you create...

Monday 15th March

As any author will tell you, finding the right agent for their work can be a long and arduous a process. After the months or years spent writing their novel and honing their craft, securing an agent is a huge milestone in...

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.