New Agent Alert: David Haviland of the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency.

Reminder: New literary agents (this spotlight featuring David Haviland) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.


About David: David Haviland is the fiction agent for the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency in London. As well as being a literary agent, he is an experienced writer, ghost writer, and editor who has written bestselling books for major publishers including Harper Collins, Penguin, Piatkus and Little, Brown. His recent books include ‘How to Remove a Brain’, an amusing history of medical science, and a collection of myth-busting stories from history called ‘The Not-So-Nude Ride of Lady Godiva’. David lives in London, and his favourite writers include Robert B.Parker, David Mamet, Magnus Mills, Denise Mina and Michael Lewis.

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He is seeking: all genres of fiction, but I’m particularly interested in crime, thrillers, and historical fiction.

How to submit: “The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency sells internationally, so I’m actively seeking submissions from authors both in the UK and US. I prefer queries by email — davidhaviland [at], preferably in an attached Word document, or some similar tablet/kindle-friendly format, preferably not a PDF. I like to see the first three chapters of a novel, and a page each of synopsis, author profile, details of similar and competing books, ideas for specialist marketing outlets, and brief summaries of each chapter.”


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