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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‘I really liked this book. I’d forgotten how sh*t it was in the seventies’ Paul Weller
The Jam released their debut single, ‘In The City’, in May 1977. At that time, no-one was happy in Britain, particularly not in Ian Stone’s house. He was fourteen and his days consisted of going to school, watching Arsenal play terrible football and listening to his parents’ marriage disintegrating. Outside, the country was divided – by racism, violence, inner-city riots, police corruption, unemployment and terrorism. But late one evening in 1978, Ian’s eyes and ears were opened to an entirely new world. The Jam walked onstage at London’s Music Machine to a huge roar, and launched into ninety blistering minutes of some of the best pop tunes ever written. It was easily the most exciting moment of his life.
To Be Someone is a freewheeling account of the five years Ian spent in the grip of obsession. He took weekend jobs so he could go to gigs; he tried to sneak into the Hammersmith Odeon and ended up stuck on the roof; he was on the point of being thrown out of a Brighton hotel when Paul Weller himself intervened and invited him and his mates back into the bar. Above all, this memoir pays tribute to the band that helped Ian, and many others, to grow up amid the turbulence of Britain in the late 1970s and early 1980s. When Paul Weller eventually announced that the Jam were splitting up, Ian was devastated: but for him, and for everyone who followed them on that five-year journey, the love still runs deep.