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

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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Our Journal...

Tuesday 15th February

Submissions: Lockdown and Submitting With the continued presence of Covid and Government restrictions affecting our day to day lives, the Darley Anderson Agency is continuing to work remotely. But how does this affect your...

Tuesday 15th February

Submissions: The Covering Letter If you ask any published author, each and every one will tell you of the pain of the submission process. So we re starting a new series on our blog to help you get the most out of your...

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.