About the Agency

Andrew Lownie Literary Agency The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency Ltd, founded in 1988, is now one of the UK's leading boutique literary agencies with some two hundred non-fiction and fiction authors and is actively building its fiction list through new agent David Haviland. It prides itself on its personal attention to its clients and specialises both in launching new writers and taking established writers to a new level of recognition. Andrew Lownie was short-listed at the British Bookseller Awards for Literary Agent of the Year 2013 and 2014.

Books represented have included: The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English: The Oxford Classical Dictionary; The Penguin Companion to the European Union; Norma Major's history of Chequers; the memoirs of Sir John Mills, Alan Whicker, Gloria Hunniford, David Hasselhoff, Emily Lloyd, Kerry Katona and Patrick MacNee; the best-selling fostering series by Cathy Glass and Casey Watson; Sam Faiers’ Living Life the Essex Way; Daniel Tammet’s international best-seller Born on a Blue Day; Laurence Gardner’s The Magdalene Legacy and The Shadow of Solomon, the literary estates of Joyce Cary and Julian MacLaren-Ross; the historians Juliet Barker, Roger Crowley, Tom Devine, Robert Hutchinson, Sean McMeekin, Linda Porter, Geoff Roberts ,Desmond Seward, David Stafford and Christian Wolmar; the wine writer Michael Schuster; crime writers, such as Mei Trow and David Roberts, and thriller writers such as Duncan Falconer.

Agency authors have won or been short-listed for the following prizes over the last few years: Samuel Johnson; Longman-History Today Award; APG Richard Neustadt Book Prize for the best book on US government and politics ; Norman B. Tomlinson Book Prize for the year’s best in English on the First World War; the Lionel Gelber Prize awarded for books on foreign affairs that deepen public debate on important international issues; Barbara Jelavich Book Prize; the Keats-Shelley Prize; Tony Lothian Prize; the Warwick Prize for Writing; The Royal Society Prize for Science Books; Jerwood Non-fiction award; Educational Writers Award; British Travel Press Awards; Gourmand Award for Best Wine Photography; Roederer Best International Wine Book; Green Carnation Prize and The People's Book Award.

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