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  


Latest news from Books

We could all do with a bit of good news at the moment and we are delighted to share that a number of our clients are on this year’s Guild of Food Writers Awards shortlist. In the Food Writing Award we have Olivia Potts for work published in Slightly Foxed...
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Congratulations to Sophie Ward and Alex Allison , who have both been long-listed for the Desmond Elliot Prize 2020. Recognised as the most prestigious award for debut novelists, it is unique in supporting early-career novelists establish their writing careers. The shortlist will be announced on the 6th May.