Books

About us

The Book Department at United Agents has been one of London’s leading literary agencies since 2007. Since then it has grown into a team of twenty, made up of primary, foreign rights and book-to-film agents, who between them look after many of the world’s best-known and much-loved writers. The authors we represent work across a broad range of creative fields, from commercial fiction to acclaimed biography, to specialist non-fiction and writers and illustrators of books for children and young adults.

Our authors have won many of the world’s most prestigious literary prizes (including the Man Booker Prize, the COSTA Novel of the Year, the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Windham-Campbell Prize, the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children’s Book Award) and appeared at the top of the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists.

While we are proud to count a number of influential voices among our long-term clients, at the same time we have a particular passion and reputation for finding and nurturing new talent and helping to shape burgeoning writing careers, selling our clients’ work into as many markets and languages, and across as many platforms, as possible.

The Book Department is headed by Rosemary Scoular.

For all submission queries, please see the Submission Guidelines page.

For Book to Film enquiries, please contact Gabriella Docherty on GDocherty@unitedagents.co.uk.  

 

Latest news from Books

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Photograph: Edge Hill University

The longlist for 13th Edge Hill University Short Story Prize, the only UK based award to recognise excellence in a single authored short story collection, includes TURBULENCE by David Szalay!
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Photograph: Desmond Elliott Prize

Congratulations to Anna Mackmin on being shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2019! Alan Hollinghurst, Chair of Judges, described DEVOURED as an "exuberant and technically inventive debut... [Mackmin] shows us the variously pompous, randy and self-deluded adults in a 1970s Norfolk commune through the eyes of drolly observant child on the cusp of puberty. DEVOURED is absorbing, unnerving and extremely funny.”