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.
Illustrations © 2013 Richard Horne
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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'When you start reading Life Or Death, you'll want to stay curled up in an armchair with one of the best thrillers you'll read this year.'
This was the CWA panel's accolade for Michael Robotham's recent Gold Dagger winning triumph, shortlisted alongside Stephen King's Mr Mercedes and Robert Galbraith's The Silkworm, and ultimately hailed as the best crime novel of the year. As Michael accepted the award at the Charterhouse Square Malmaison, he shared a fond memory of his mother's response to the news that he was planning to continue writing fiction after his initial success with The Suspect: 'Are you sure that's wise, son?'
Life Or Death (Little Brown) follows the story of Audie Palmer, who, after suffering a decade in prison for a crime he didn't commit, elects to escape - and endure the relentless pursuit of the Texas police and criminal fraternity - the day before he's due to be released. In the words of Stephen King, it is 'a nerve-shredding thriller with the heart and soul so often missing from lesser crime and suspense novels.'
He could have said the same of the recently released trailer for Amnesie, the German language film adaptation of The Drowning Man, the second in Michael's series of Vincent Ruiz & Joe O'Loughlin thrillers, which Bonafide Productions have just optioned worldwide. Even Michael's mother is daring to be a little optimistic about her boy's future...
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.