David Luxton Associates is London-based literary agency that specialises in non-fiction. A market leader in sports writing, our list also includes practical non-fiction (health & fitness), business books, nature-writing, memoir, history, popular reference and politics.   We also represent a handful of children’s books with a sports-theme.

Founded by David Luxton in 2011, DLA has grown rapidly and we were 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.

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London Book Fair

Although the London Book Fair is not taking place this year we are still making sure that our books are getting maximum exposure in the foreign markets.  We are connecting personally with all the edit...

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Bloomsbury signs ‘definitive book on esports’

Bloomsbury has snapped up the “first and definitive book on esports” by Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner, acquiring World English Language rights from DLA. Congratulations, Paul! https://www.thebook...

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Children’s Football Writing Festival 2020

DLA’s Matt Oldfield, bestselling children’s author, will be hosting the first ever Children’s Football Writing Festival at the Football Museum in Manchester on Thursday 20th February...

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Happy Publication day, Paul Tonkinson!

We are delighted to announce that Paul Tonkinson’s brilliant running memoir, 26.2 Miles to Happiness, is out now! It has received quite the praise already… ‘Utterly joyous!’...

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1312:  AMONG THE ULTRAS – A JOURNEY WITH THE WORLD’S MOST EXTREME FANS by James Montague (Ebury Press, 12 March 2020, £20.00)

“You can see them but you don’t know them”

James Montague is well-known for his fearless reporting and in his latest book, published by Ebury, he goes underground to uncover the true face of the ultra movement for the first time.  In an odyssey that takes him from the terraces of the Premier League to the further reaches of the Balkans and beyond to Buenos Aires, Montague tells the story of how the movement began and how it grew to become the global phenomenon it is today.  With unprecedented access to the men behind the masks, he investigates how the ultras have grown into a fiercely political force embracing extremes on both the left and the right and fighting against the commercialisation of the game.  An incredible read!