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With a number of years as a publisher under her belt, Sarah set up the Lutyens & Rubinstein with Felicity Rubinstein in 1993. Furthering their loves of books, the two also set-up an independent bookstore with a specially curated stock selection in 2009. The bookstore has gone on to become a staple indie of London where they try to only stock books that have been personally recommended to them, offering a more interesting and eclectic experience to the standard chain store.

The agency does not list out individual client lists, nor were we able to find any specific lists of interests for Sarah. As a whole, the agency covers a broad range of works, from fiction to non-fiction; literary to book club fiction; cookery to general non-fiction. Over the years, they have built a successful list of clients, having won or been nominated for many of the major literary prizes, including the Man Booker, Costa, Baileys, Carnegie, and more. Their writers have also been bestsellers in the UK and internationally. 

While Lutyens & Rubinstein is a small firm, they have strong ties to agencies all over the world to handle foreign rights for all their authors. 

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Detailed data

Agency:
Lutyens and Rubinstein
Agent since:
1993
Short biography:
Sarah Lutyens is a former publisher. She is the co-founder of Lutyens and Rubinstein Literary Agency and the bookshop of the same name.
Client list status:
Keen to build client list
Genres this agent is interested in:
Young adult fiction, Children's fiction, Children's & YA non-fiction, Travel, Science, Politics, society & current affairs, Other non-fiction, Religion, Mind, Body, Spirit, Memoir and autobiography, Food and Cookery, History, Women's fiction, Historical fiction, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:


Other loves & passions:


How to make a submission:
Standard agency submission
Other advice and background:

Unless you are so famous that someone will publish your laundry list (and let's face it, get a much better writer to write it for you) then when it comes to fiction, agents will usually wish to submit finished material to publishers. It's not unheard of for writers to get representation before they have finished a book but I think it's good to know that you are capable of finishing a book before embarking on the thorny path of getting it - and future books - published. It also means that it is 'your' book and not an attempt to please all its readers along the way.

Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@LandRBookshop
Interesting links:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2009/sep/30/robert-mcrum-on-books
Clients:
The following names represent the agency's full client list: Charles D'Ambrosio, Johanna Adorjan, Heather Barbieri, Ned Beauman, Bernard Beckett, Sybille Bedford, Sarah Bee, Mark Billingham, Chaya Bhuvaneshwar, Dave Boling, Michael Chabon, Jeremy Chambers, Peter Cocks, Cressida Connolly, Mark Costello, Galaxy Craze, Garry Disher, Agnes Desarthe, Lena Dunham, Charles Elton, Elena Forbes, Kate Figes, Tim Flannery, David Flusfeder, Emma Forrest, Karen Foxlee, Suzi Godson, Alice Greenway, Sara Gruen, Drew Gummerson, Rebecca Harrington, John Harvey, Lian Hearn, Fergus Henderson, Margot Henderson, Tim Hilton, Kate Holden, Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Rebecca Hunt, Mette Jakobsen, Amy Jenkins, Catherine Jones, Lloyd Jones, Neil Jordan, Toni Jordan, Lieve Joris, Sebastian Junger, Kristin Kimball, Michelle de Kretser, Mary Lawson, Kendra Leighton, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Rob Long, Conrad Mason, Matt McAllester, Claire Messud, Jan Moore, Isla Morley, Craig Nelson, Yotam Ottolenghi, Will Peterson, Adam Phillips, Nathaniel Philbrick, Bella Pollen, Non Pratt, Peter Ransley, Kirsten Reed, Hannah Richell, Sally Rippin, Willy Russell, Patricia Scanlan, Graeme Simsion, Rebecca Smith, Frances Stonor Saunders, William Sutcliffe, Cory Taylor, Peter Temple, Carrie Tiffany, Betsy Tobin, Sophia Tobin, Chris Turney, John Vaillant, Vendela Vida, Simone van der Vlugt, Ayelet Waldman, Vikki Wakefield, Tim Walker, Giles Waterfield, Shane Watson, Arabella Weir, Paula Weston, Antony Woodward, Philip Womack, David Wroblewski.
Full client list:
http://www.lutyensrubinstein.co.uk/agency-authors/
Email address:
info@lutyensrubinstein.co.uk

Agents of: Lutyens and Rubinstein

Agency details

Website:
http://www.lutyensrubinstein.co.uk/
About the agency:
The Lutyens & Rubinstein literary agency was set up in 1993 by former publishers Sarah Lutyens and Felicity Rubinstein, who brought together the combined experience of twenty-five years of publishing, agenting and bookselling on both sides of the Atlantic. The agency represents a broad range of fiction (including crime and non-illustrated children's books) and non-fiction.
Address for submissions:
21 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2EU
Office address:
No data
Email address:
submissions@lutyensrubinstein.co.uk
Phone number:
020 7792 4855
Number of agents:
3
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
Please send your material (up to 5000 words or the first three chapters) by email with a covering letter and a short synopsis. You will receive an email confirming receipt. We do not accept unsolicited submissions by hand or by post. Please note that we do not accept plays, or film/television scripts.
More info on this agency:
No data
Average response time:
8 days
Agency Transparency Index:
34/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
Yes
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
None
Latest news:
http://www.lutyensrubinstein.co.uk/agency-news/
More about the agency:
The Lutyens & Rubinstein literary agency was set up in 1993 by former publishers Sarah Lutyens and Felicity Rubinstein, who brought together the combined experience of twenty-five years of publishing, agenting and bookselling on both sides of the Atlantic. The agency represents a broad range of fiction (including crime and non-illustrated children's books) and non-fiction.

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