• On the Guardian’s “Place your 2018 book orders now” list, David Pilling’s new book on GDP is ‘sharp and engaging’ The Times
  • New for BBC One, with an accompanying book, Mary’s Classics are timeless favourites, simple and dependable recipes honed and refined by one of our most trusted cooks.
  • Books by David Pilling, Sue Prideaux, Louis de Bernières, Thomas Penn, David Almond and Diarmaid MacCulloch are all featured in The Guardian's literary highlights of 2018
  • Reni Eddo-Lodge's acclaimed WHY I'M NO LONGER TALKING TO WHITE PEOPLE ABOUT RACE is Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf book club read for January and February
  • Cath Crowley has won the prestigious Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award for the second time for WORDS IN DEEP BLUE. Her GRAFFITI MOON won in 2011.
  • Pulitzer-prizewinning EVICTED by Matthew Desmond is one of Barack Obama and Bill Gates’ 5 amazing books of 2017
  • David Farrier has won the inaugural RSL Giles St Aubyn Award for first commissioned works of non-fiction for his forthcoming book, FOOTPRINTS: IN SEARCH OF FUTURE FOSSILS
  • Ian Black’s ENEMIES AND NEIGHBOURS is ‘a nuanced, landmark study that has deservedly won plaudits from both Palestinian and Israeli historians’ —Sunday Times; ‘offers a reading of uncommon clarity, informed by extensive research and keen insight.’ The Spectator; ‘for its clarity and balance, Mr Black’s work stands tall in a field that is likely to continue growing’ The Economist
  • 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.
  • James Hamilton’s GAINSBOROUGH: A Portrait is a Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph and Observer Book of the Year; “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.
  • 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 British Book Awards.
  • International phenomenon THE SILK ROADS has entered a second week on the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list. It 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.