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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.

Follow us on Twitter @dluxassociates.



William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2016

Congratulations to Rick Broadbent (Endurance: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Emil Zátopek, Wisden), Damon Hill & Maurice Hamilton (Watching the Wheels: My Autobiography, Macmillan), Oliver Ka...

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“Watching the Wheels” Number One Bestseller

Massive congratulations to Damon Hill, who’s autobiography Watching the Wheels is the Sunday Times Number One non-fiction bestseller for this week. This is a huge accolade and very much deserved...

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September Publishing appoints DLA as their Foreign Rights partner

We are delighted to announce that we are now representing the US and Translation rights for September Publishing – an independent publishing house that specialises in exceptional non-fiction fro...

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Box to Box: From the Premier League to British Boxing Champion

By Curtis Woodhouse (Simon & Schuster, October 2016)

The football world is filled with stories of talented young footballers who have thrown it all away before drifting into obscurity. Similarly, the tale of an ageing boxer who won the title against the odds is so familiar it has become a cliche. But put the two stories together and you’ve got something special: wasted footballers simply don’t become boxing champions – at least they didn’t before Curtis Woodhouse.
Woodhouse had been destined for greatness. At the age of 17 he made his debut for his local club, Sheffield United, and quickly went from earning £42 a week to £4000 a week. Suddenly he felt like a rock star, and began living like one – which didn’t help his football. Initially, there wasn’t a problem, and he earned four England Under-21 caps, playing alongside the likes of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard. As his drinking increased and he began getting involved in fights, he was sold to Birmingham City at 20 and saw his wages double – but so did his problems. After a brawl, he was sentenced to 250 hours’ community service, and when he finally reached the Premier League he ended up playing against Liverpool while still drunk. He’d fallen out of love with the game. After another transfer, manager Barry Fry suggested he take up boxing to provide an outlet for his anger, and a new passion was born.
While still playing football, he became determined to make it as a boxer, and endured a long, hard battle to develop the skills to give him a chance, and in September 2006 he made his professional debut. With his father on his deathbed, Woodhouse made a promise: he would win a British title. On 22 February 2014, he got his chance against Darren Hamilton – ‘I knew I wouldn’t lose.’ Packed with brilliant stories and searingly honest insight, Box to Box shows how anyone can achieve their dreams – if they work hard enough.