We are a literary agency in London offering creative international representation for authors, illustrators, speakers, brands, companies and charities across all media.
We represent the interests of leading fiction and non-fiction authors, from politics to popular culture, from cookery to children's books, from history to high fashion, from thrillers to romance and fantasy.
LAW represents a select but exciting range of author illustrators working in a variety of styles and media.
Our high profile speakers can engage audiences of every kind with charm and wit, adapting their own unique experiences to inspire and motivate professionals from every sector.
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LAW – Literary Agency
Lucas Alexander Whitley is active in all areas of representation (including speaking, licensing, brand, film and television deals) and operates with individuality and commitment. Small enough to be friendly, big enough to operate effectively in a global market, always imaginative, we not only look for the best deals for our clients but also plan their long term careers.
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Everyone at LAW is celebrating Chris Riddell's appointment as the ninth Children's Laureate. The idea for the Children's Laureate was established in 1999 and originated from a conversation between (the then) Poet Laureate Ted Hughes and children's writer Michael Morpurgo. It is awarded once every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children's books to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field. The appointment of a Children's Laureate acknowledges the importance of exceptional children's authors in creating the readers of tomorrow. Previous Laureates are: Quentin Blake 1999 - 2001, Anne Fine 2001 - 2003, Michael Morpurgo 2003 - 2005, Jacqueline Wilson 2005 - 2007, Michael Rosen 2007 - 2009, Anthony Browne 2009 - 2011, Julia Donaldson 2011 - 2013, Malorie Blackman 2013 - 2015.
Speaking at the ceremony at BAFTA Chris said that he could not be 'more proud to accept such a vital role.' 'During my term, I want to use the immediacy and universality of illustration to bring people together and lead them all into the wonderful world of books and reading.'
A champion for reading in schools, Chris also wants more time and space to be allowed for reading during school time: 'It's surely bizarre that it is not a requirement for the very places where children will learn how to read, draw, think and create to have a space for books. I want to help and encourage every school to do more for readers: if they have nowhere to read, create a space with a few books; if they have a bookshelf, have two; if they have a reading room, aim for a library!'
While the role is an important ambassadorial one, Chris is also intent on seeing creativity at its heart. 'I want to put the joy of creativity, of drawing every day, of having a go and being surprised at what one can achieve with just a pencil and an idea at the heart of my term as Laureate. I want to make sure people have fun whilst addressing fundamental issues I care about passionately.'
Our literary agents are happy to consider submissions from new authors, but please be aware that we are a small literary agency with a busy client list and we take on only a handful of new clients each year from the thousands of approaches made to us, many of which are from established writers and artists. If you are a new author, please read the submission guidelines before doing anything else.