• Congratulations to David Almond and Sally Gardner, who are nominated for the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award – one of the most prestigious international prizes awarded to children’s authors. In 2016 the prize was awarded to Meg Rosoff.
  • One of the ‘Ten Biggest Books for Christmas 2017’ (The Guardian), Mary Berry’s Sunday Times bestseller is a new household guide, gleaned from years of experience. In September Dorling Kindersley published a new edition of her million-copy selling Complete Cookbook.
  • WHY I'M NO LONGER TALKING TO WHITE PEOPLE ABOUT RACE by Renni Eddo-Lodge is shortlisted for the 2017 Books Are My Bag (BAMB) Readers Awards, curated by booksellers and supported by National Book Tokens. The winner will be announced on 21st November.
  • THE BALLROOM, Anna Hope's second novel, has been shortlisted for the 2017 Prix Femina Etranger, one of France's most prestigious literary awards.
  • Richard McGregor's ASIA'S RECKONING is 'an essential primer for anyone seeking to understand the complicated brew of history, politics, and prejudices that make this area of the globe one of the most likely flashpoints of the 21st century.' New York Journal
  • Appearing at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, 6th–15th October: Tim Harford · Lucy Worsley · James Naughtie · Reni Eddo-Lodge · James Hamilton · Mary Berry · Joseph Jebelli · A.C. Grayling
  • Look out for Stephen Burke’s gripping new spy thriller, set on the Norwegian Archipelago of Svalbard. His first novel The Good Italian was shortlisted or the Historical Writers Association Debut Crown award and the Romantic Novelist Association Historical Fiction prize.
  • James Hamilton’s GAINSBOROUGH: A Portrait was launched to acclaim at Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury, Suffolk; “compulsively readable” Sunday Times Must Reads;  “colourful and thoughtful” The Times; “shrewd and entertaining………Hamilton’s book brings one of the very greatest [18th Century artists] vividly to life”  Literary Review  
  • Rebecca Fleet’s masterful psychological suspense novel THE HOUSE SWAP pre-empted for six figures by Frankie Gray at Transworld. Subsequent six-figure pre-empts in Germany, France and Italy, and from Pam Dorman Books in the US. Spanish and Catalan rights to Suma (PRH). Eight publisher auction in Poland and rights sold in Lithuania.
  • Public voting has opened to find the 51st invention to complement Tim Harford’s latest book and radio series 50 THINGS THAT MADE THE MODERN ECONOMY. Voting closes on 6th October and the winning invention will be announced in a special podcast on 28th October.
  • Karen Armstrong has been awarded the prestigious Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences for 2017, one of a series of annual prizes given to individuals, entities or organizations from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs.
  • Catherine Clarke has been named Agent of the Year at the 2017 British Book Awards.
  • International phenomenon THE SILK ROADS is a Washington Post bestseller and has sold over 750,000 copies worldwide —‘magnificent’—Sunday Times; ‘history at its most invigorating’—Wall Street Journal; ‘the most important history book in decades’—Berliner Zeitung
Felicity Bryan team


Felicity Bryan Associates is an independent literary agency based in Oxford. Our client list includes prize-winning and bestselling authors in adult and children’s fiction, and non-fiction. We sell UK and international rights for our clients, and work with a network of carefully chosen co-agents in foreign markets, and in film and television. We invest our time and shared expertise in finding and nurturing new talent, and in working closely with our authors to develop their careers over the long term.

The agency was founded in 1988 by Felicity Bryan, previously a director at Curtis Brown. It represents over 200 authors and has four full-time agents, and one associate agent.