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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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Another Peak by Alex Staniforth – talk and signing

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports | 10-12 Southampton St | Covent Garden | WC2E 7HE London | Thursday, 25 July 2019 from 20:00 to 21:30 Tickets £7 Alex Staniforth is a record-breaking adventurer, keynote...

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The Yellow Jersey

Congratulations to Pete Cossins whose latest book, The Yellow Jersey (Yellow Jersey), celebrating 100 years of this iconic and most distinguished of prizes, has just been published and is a thing of b...

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Congratulations Tom Palmer!

Children’s author, Tom Palmer, has been awarded not one, but two prizes! He has won the Hull Children’s Book Award and Cheshire Schools’ Book Awards 2019 for Armistice Runner! A bril...

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The Yellow Jersey by Peter Cossins (Yellow Jersey, June 2019)
From the winner of the Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year 2018

In 2019, the cycling world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of sport’s most iconic and distinguished prize: the Yellow Jersey. Beautifully produced and packed full of interviews with riders such as Chris Froome, Thomas Voeckler and the oldest living wearer of the Yellow Jersey at 94, Antonin Rolland, The Yellow Jersey is a fitting celebration of the ‘maillot jaune’.

In 1919 the leading rider was first instructed to wear the Yellow Jersey, following a campaign from fans and journalists who were struggling to to identify the winning rider. 100 years on, the jersey has passed into almost sacred status. You’ll never see an amateur rider wearing yellow – it is reserved purely for those who have sacrificed themselves in the world’s greatest race.

Cossins will take the reader on a journey to the origins of the jersey and its early winners. He’ll explore the effect of wearing yellow as a motivator and occasionally as a curse. Beautifully produced with original photography, The Yellow Jersey is an exquisite tribute to the greatest trophy in sport.