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Profile Summary

With a background in and passion for sports books, David has made this his focus after moving from bookselling to agenting. While he is known for representing sports writers and personalities, David also represents other non-fiction works, particularly in the subject areas of music, history, and politics. 

There is relatively little information on David outside of his passion for sports so we suggest that's where authors focus. His clients include:

  • Footballer and sports analyst Chris Anderson
  • Sports photographer Marc Aspland
  • Cycling journalist Ellis Bacon
  • Sports writer Rob Bagchi
  • Military historian Jon Cooksey
  • The Last British Bullfighter, Frank Evans


Writers that David does take on have strong backgrounds in their area. We suggest that only experts in their field approach David for representation.



Detailed data

Agency:
David Luxton Associates
Agent since:
2003
Short biography:
David Luxton began his career in publishing at Sports Pages, London's leading sports bookstore, before establishing the highly regarded Luxton Harris Ltd agency with Jonathan Harris in 2003. Luxton and Harris developed a sought-after list of bestselling clients. He left in August 2011 to establish his own agency. David's principal interests are in the field of sport, music, history and politics and he represents a diverse range of authors including a select number of children's writers. Many of David's clients have won prestigious literary prizes and his list includes both commercial and literary non-fiction. David's clients have included Steve McManaman, Robbie Fowler, German footballer and Liverpool cult hero Dietmar "Didi" Hamann, former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez. Eddie Jordan, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Andy Murray.
Client list status:
Open to new clients
Genres this agent is interested in:
Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Mind, Body, Spirit, Memoir and autobiography, History
Authors & books liked:
David's favourite sports books are 'The Game' by Ken Dryden, the goaltender for the Montreal Canadians, 'Friday Night Lights' by H G Bissinger and 'Fever Pitch' by Nick Hornby.
Other loves & passions:
David loves cricket and Leeds United. In an interview with Publishing News, he called himself 'a left arm spinner that doesn't spin, and a left-footed winger without pace.' In 2010, David set off on a sponsored cycle ride from Sheffield to London with two friends in a bid to raise £7,500 to purchase children's books for the Right to Dream Academy library in Ghana.
How to make a submission:
Agency standard submission.
Other advice and background:


Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@DLuxAssociates
Interesting links:
http://www.ehaus2.co.uk/pnarchive/display.asp?K=e2007082816004133&sf1=topics&st1='luxton'&m=3&dc=3
Clients:
Please note DLA works in association with the REBECCA WINFIELD AGENCY and her clients are listed on the DLA website. The following names represent the full joint agency client list: Ellis Bacon, Rob Bagchi, Guillem Balague, Patrick Barclay, Mark Baxter, Debbie, Beckerman, Annabel Beeforth, Millicent Binks, Chris Bradshaw, Rick Broadbent, Paul Carter, Alice Castle, Anthony Clavane, Peter Cossins, Hazel Davis, Matt Dickinson, Ben Dirs, Sarah Edworthy, Frank Evans, Dave Farrar, Peter Fiennes, Tom Fordyce, Daniel Friebe, Brendan Gallagher, Kevin Garside, Harriet Griffey, Lance Hardy, Dietmar Hamann, Ian Hawkey, Oliver Holt, Steve James, Martin Kelner, Mark Law, Dr Penelope Law, Danni Levy, Andrew Longmore, Sid Lowe, Gabriele Marcotti, Ian McGeechan, Carol Midgley, David Millar, James Montague, Glenn Moore, Richard Moore, Sally Morris, George Myerson, David Owen John Osborne, Tom Palmer, Brian Reade, Ronald Reng, Tina Renton, Ian Ridley, Stephen Roche, Barney Ronay, Owen Slot, Barbara Smit, Rory Smith, John Spurling, Caroline Taggart, Naomi Thompson, Boff Whalley, Jeremy Whittle, Mark Woods, Simon Wilde, Jonathan Wilson, Richard Wilson.
Full client list:
http://www.davidluxtonassociates.co.uk/clients.htm
Email address:
davidluxton@aol.com

Agents of: David Luxton Associates

Agency details

Website:
http://www.davidluxtonassociates.co.uk/
About the agency:
David Luxton Associates Ltd is a literary agency representing chiefly literary and commercial non-fiction writers, including a wide range of authors, journalists, photographers and celebrities. Interests include autobiography to quirky non-fiction, across sport, history, memoir, natural science, music, politics, photography, fashion and humour. David also represents a select number of children's writers. DLA has extensive experience in working with writers to create books that will sell and attract awards. DLA workS closely with all their clients assisting them to develop book ideas and provide expert editorial and contractual advice, from inception to publication and beyond. DLA works closely with Rebecca Winfield Agency.
Address for submissions:
No data
Office address:
No data
Email address:
david@davidluxtonassociates.co.uk
Phone number:
020 8922 3942
Number of agents:
2
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
Please do not send us material by post as we are unable to read or return unsolicited manuscripts. If you need to reach us urgently, please telephone. If, having looked at the website, you think your project might be of interest, please email either David Luxton or Rebecca Winfield with a brief outline. Most of our clients come to us by recommendation and we do not at this stage have the resources to manage unsolicited submissions. We are always interested in new projects but do please first check our client list before sending us your work as this will give you a good idea of the kinds of books we represent. We don't do much in the way of fiction or children's books and we do not represent scripts or screenplays.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
45/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
No data
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@DLuxAssociates
Latest news:
http://www.davidluxtonassociates.co.uk/index.html
More about the agency:
David Luxton Associates Ltd is a literary agency representing chiefly literary and commercial non-fiction writers, including a wide range of authors, journalists, photographers and celebrities. Interests include autobiography to quirky non-fiction, across sport, history, memoir, natural science, music, politics, photography, fashion and humour. David also represents a select number of children's writers. DLA has extensive experience in working with writers to create books that will sell and attract awards. DLA workS closely with all their clients assisting them to develop book ideas and provide expert editorial and contractual advice, from inception to publication and beyond. DLA works closely with Rebecca Winfield Agency.

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