David Luxton Associates Ltd is a literary agency best known for its sports books but equally at home across all areas of non-fiction from memoir to politics via diverse areas including nature-writing, investigative journalism, parenting, history and photography. Our client base is a dynamic mix of authors, journalists, presenters, broadcasters, photographers and celebrities. We negotiate major deals for our clients and we work with established writers to build their careers both in the UK and overseas. We also act as a foreign rights agency for a number of other literary agents and publishers, and secure film and television deals and other promotional opportunities for our clients.
The agency is well-connected with book publishers worldwide. We have extensive experience in working with writers to create books that will sell and attract awards, from autobiography to quirky non-fiction, sport, history, memoir, natural science, music, politics, photography, fashion and humour.
We work closely with all our clients assisting them to develop book ideas and we pride ourselves on providing expert editorial and contractual advice, from inception to publication and beyond. We can also call on a wide range of expertise to ensure that we tailor our services to suit the needs of individual authors, whatever their field of interest.
We also have a number of talented ghost-writers and editors on our client list and we are always happy to discuss potential collaborative ventures with publishers and other agents.
DAVID LUXTON began his career in publishing at Sports Pages, London’s leading sports bookstore. He went on to establish the highly regarded Luxton Harris Ltd agency with Jonathan Harris in 2003 where he developed a sought-after list of bestselling clients. He established David Luxton Associates in 2011.
David’s principal interests are in the fields of sport, music, history and politics and he represents a diverse range of authors including countless high-profile sports personalities. Many of David’s clients have won prestigious literary prizes for their work both in the UK and overseas.
REBECCA WINFIELD was the Rights and Contracts Director at Transworld Publishers before becoming a literary agent in 2003.
Rebecca heads up the Rights and Contracts Department at DLA and has her own list of writers in the fields of sport, memoir and politics. She is especially interested in developing new voices in the field of nature writing, history and inspirational memoir.
NICK WALTERS has a Joint Honours degree in French and German, and has also completed an MA in Publishing at University College London. After having undertaken various internships and temporary positions in publishing houses, Nick joined the company in 2014, and is now an associate agent at DLA. He is developing an exciting list of new talent and has concluded several book deals in recent months.
Nick’s main responsibilities include developing new talent and ideas for DLA, foreign rights sales throughout Eastern Europe and Turkey. He is the first point of call for new authors seeking representation and can assist with the majority of general enquiries.