We are a literary agency in London offering creative international representation for authors, illustrators, speakers, brands, companies and charities across all media.

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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.

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LAW represents a select but exciting range of author illustrators working in a variety of styles and media.

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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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Latest News

Mortal Engines to the big screen with Peter Jackson.

Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings) today announced his latest project, a feature film based on Mortal Engines, the best-selling sci-fi fantasy series by Philip Reeve (Scholastic, 2001). Peter, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens have written the script and Peter will produce, as Christian Rivers (The Hobbit, Academy Award winner for his work on King Kong) will direct, with shooting to begin next March.

Mortal Engines, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the Smarties Gold Award and Blue Peter Book of the Year, is set in a world many thousands of years in the future as Earth's cities travel on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. Of the series, Peter Jackson has said:

"If you haven't read the books, you should. They present a stunning look into the future, when all of Earth's major cities are now mounted on wheels, roaming across the landscape as massive 'Traction Cities' ... The moment we read these novels, we knew what exciting movies they'd make. I literally can't wait to see them!"

Philip is also the author of the Carnegie Medal winning Here Lies Arthur, the Goblins trilogy, which is in development with Laika Studios and is co-creator of several titles with illustrator Sarah McIntyre including 2016 Independent Bookshop Award winner Pugs of the Frozen North and Jinks O'Hare Funfair Repair (both OUP). His latest novel Black Light Express, the second book in his Railhead trilogy (OUP), published earlier this month. Philip is also currently, with Sarah McIntyre, joint ambassador for the Emirates Flight Time story-writing competition.

We are all thrilled.