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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 investigative journalism, nature-writing, memoir, history, popular reference and politics.

Founded by David Luxton in 2011, DLA has grown rapidly over the past seven years and we have been shortlisted for the prestigious Bookseller’s British Book Awards Literary Agent of the Year 2018. We work closely with writers, sports personalities, journalists and new and established authors to provide them with outstanding literary representation both in the UK and internationally.

DLA draws on a wealth of expertise to provide literary, film, tv and stage rights representation to our clients.  We have introduced new writers from abroad to a British audience, advised and assisted global brands to devise literary strategies for their 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.

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The British Book Awards 2018

Congratulations to our very own David Luxton, who has been nominated for the 2018 Literary Agent of the Year award! It is a fantastic achievement and richly deserved. The awards ceremony takes place o...

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The 2018 Coutts Football Writers’ Association Award Longlist

Congratulations to all those writers who have been longlisted for The 2018 Coutts Football Writers’ Association Award. It is a fantastic achievement in what is an incredibly strong lineup. In particul...

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“The Guardian’s Taylor takes top SJA honour”

The SJA Sports Journalism awards took place on Monday 26 February. Amongst the winners was DLA author Daniel Taylor, who was named Sports and Football writer of the year. Elsewhere, Michael Atherton w...

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Death Row: The Final Minutes: My life as an execution witness in America’s most infamous prison by Michelle Lyons (Blink Publishing, May 2018)

First as a reporter and then as a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Michelle was a frequent visitor to Huntsville’s Walls Unit, where she recorded and relayed the final moments of death row inmates’ lives before they were put to death by the state.

Michelle was in the death chamber as some of the United States’ most notorious criminals, including serial killers and rapists, spoke their last words on earth, while a cocktail of lethal drugs surged through their veins.
Michelle supported the death penalty, before misgivings began to set in as the executions mounted. During her time in the prison system, and together with her dear friend and colleague, Larry Fitzgerald, she came to know and like some of the condemned men and women she saw die. She began to query the arbitrary nature of the death penalty and ask the question: do executions make victims of all of us?

An incredibly powerful and unique look at the complex story of capital punishment, as told by those whose lives have been shaped by it, Death Row: The Final Minutes is an important take on crime and punishment at a fascinating point in America’s political history.