David Luxton Associates is London-based literary agency that specialises in non-fiction. A market leader in sports writing, our list also includes memoir, history, popular reference and politics.
Founded by David Luxton in 2011, DLA has grown rapidly over the past five years. We work closely with sports personalities, journalists, new and established authors to provide them with outstanding representation both at home and globally.
DLA also offers international rights representation for our clients and for a selected number of fellow literary agents and publishers both here in the UK and overseas.
We have introduced new writers from abroad to a British audience, negotiated film and television deals for our clients, and helped create a number of notable bestselling and prize winning books.
On the following pages you can find out more about what we do and who we represent. If you’d like to discuss foreign rights representation then please visit the Rights page on this website.
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Ring of Fire: Liverpool FC into the 21st Century – The Players’ Stories
By Simon Hughes (Bantam Press, August 2016)
Following the success of Simon Hughes’ Red Machine and Men in White Suits, books which depicted Liverpool FC’s domination during the 1980s and its subsequent fall in the 1990s, Ring of Fire focuses on the 2000s and the primary characters who propelled Liverpool to the forefront of European football once again. With a foreword by Steven Gerrard, this is the third edition in a bestselling series based on revealing interviews with former players, coaches and managers.
For Liverpool FC, entry into the 21st century began with modernisation and trophies under manager Gérard Houllier and development was then underpinned by improbable Champions League glory under Rafael Benítez. Yet that is only half of the story. The decade ended with the club being on the verge of administration after the shambolic reign of American owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
In Ring of Fire, Hughes’ interviewees – including Jamie Carragher, Xabi Alonso and Michael Owen – take you through Melwood’s training ground gates and into the inner sanctum, the Liverpool dressing room. Each person delivers fascinating insights into the minds of the players, coaches and boardroom members as they talk frankly about exhilarating highs and excruciating lows, from winning cups in Cardiff and Istanbul to the political infighting that undermined a succession of managerial reigns.
Ring of Fire tells the real stories: those never told before by the key players who lived through it all.
Angels with Dirty Faces is the definitive history of a great footballing nation and its many paradoxes.