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.

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.

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Articles and Advices

  • How I Write Oct 22 2014 | leave a comment
    Twenty-three of the agency’s authors outline their writing habits. Nicholas Best I live in a Cambridge village and work in a 17th century barn across the drive from the house. There...
  • Thistle vs The Rest Oct 08 2014 | leave a comment
    M J Trow writes about his experiences with the agency's imprint Thistle Publishing. As the author of over forty fiction titles I do have, as one might expect, a rather chunky backlist ...
  • Hole in Heart of Publishing Threatens Shelf Lives Sep 23 2014 | leave a comment
    A ghost writer and former journalist argues that publicists need to work more closely with authors and receive proper training if they are to be truly effective. There appears to be ...