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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It’s Awards’ Season.  The British Sports Journalism Awards dinner saw awards for many of our wonderful clients including Nick Hoult, Matt Lawton, Barney Ronay and Owen Slot – congrat...

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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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26.2 Miles to Happiness: A Comedian’s Tale of Running, Red Wine & Redemption (Bloomsbury, February 2020)

The hilarious trials and tribulations of stand-up comedian Paul Tonkinson as he attempts to beat the much lauded 3-hour mark at the London Marathon. With a supporting cast of fellow comedians, this is a warmly written and wonderfully honest adventure-through-sport that will both entertain and inspire.

Along the way, we are introduced to the characters helping Paul with his quest. Celebrity names such as Bryony Gordon, Russell Howard, Roisin Conaty and Vassos Alexander pop up with wit and wisdom, alongside an alpine adventure to the Mayr Clinic with Michael McIntyre that pushes Paul to the limit. And not forgetting the ‘words of wisdom’ and derision from Paul’s anti-running friend, Richard.