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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.  We can also advise on publishing strategy and provide assistance on developing publishing brands.

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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SJA Awards

Congratulations to all those shortlisted for the Sports SJA Awards. In particular we would like to commend the following journalists: Rugby Journalist sponsored by European Professional Club Rugby Owe...

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What Kids Are Reading Awards 2019

Congratulations to our author, Mat Oldfield, who has been shortlisted for the What Kids Are Reading Awards 2019, for his work on the Football Heroes series. A brilliant achievement! You can find out m...

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News from DLA

2018 proved to be one of our best years since the agency was founded in 2011 with sports books dominating the non-fiction bestseller lists through the Christmas period.  We are looking forward to a st...

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Done Deal: An Insider’s Guide to Football Contracts, Multi-Million Pound Transfers and Premier League Big Business (Bloomsbury, January 2019)

Insightful, enlightening and thought-provoking, leading Premier League lawyer Daniel Geey lifts the lid on the inner workings of modern football.

Whether it is a manager being sacked, the signing of a new star player, television rights negotiations, player misconduct or multi-million-pound club takeovers, lawyers remain at the heart of all football business dealings. Written by leading Premier League lawyer Daniel Geey, who has dealt with all these incidents first hand, this highly accessible book explores the issues – from pitch to boardroom – that shape the modern game and how these impact leagues, clubs, players and fans.

Featuring insider anecdotes and expert contributions, Done Deal provides football fans with a fresh and authoritative perspective on all off-field football matters.