About the 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.
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.
Articles and Advices
The Future of Agenting
Apr 13 2013 |
Andrew Lownie gives his thoughts on the future of agenting. He will be discussing the issue at the London Book Fair on Tuesday. The publishing landscape is rapidly changing with t...
Mar 03 2013 |
Sixteen of the agency’s ghost writers share their five tips on how they work with their subjects and what they believe is needed to ghost a successful book. Mary Alexander, ghostwriter...
Some Tips on Approaching an Agent
Jan 26 2013 |
Andrew Lownie offers some advice on how best to present yourself to an agent. Authors are often angry, frustrated or shocked by the responses or lack of responses from agents and it mi...
Featured Book: The Great War Diaries of Charlie May
The writer and journalist, Charlie May, was killed on 1 July, 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. His diaries, which were written in pencil in seven wallet-sized pocket books, sometimes in damp, muddy trenches while under attack, were discovered in an attic in the 1980s. They were regarded with such interest, because of their heart-felt dedication to his wife and baby daughter, the honesty of his personal thoughts and the power of his writing, that short extracts were featured in an exhibition, ''In Memoriam'', at the Imperial War Museum in 2008, to mark ...