10 Rules for Talking
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FS Season 4
Cricket 2.0
My Greatest Football Team
Handle with Care
James Milner
Accidental Football Genius
Made in Africa
Morgan's Men
This is Esports
Unbelievable Football


David Luxton Associates is London-based literary agency that specialises in non-fiction. A market leader in sports writing, our list also includes music, business, leadership, nature-writing and memoir.  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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Tekkers by Seth Burkett (Polaris Publishing, July 2020)

When Zak isn’t scoring goals for his local football team, Redwood Rangers, he is endlessly working on his freestyle videos with his dad. And when one of those videos goes viral, his whole life changes. As the views come rolling in, everyone wants a piece of him. Barcelona want him to shoot an advert with Messi. Major sports brands want to endorse him. Suddenly his face is on every sports channel. But as his celebrity status grows, Zak begins to realise that online fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Tekkers is an amusing and entertaining story about the power of social media with the core message that followers are great, but friends are even better.

This is the first book in a planned trilogy of books following Zak on his football and YouTube journey.