• 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
  • THE HOUSE by Simon Lelic has been selected for Simon Mayo’s Radio 2 Book Club and is no.5 in The Bookseller's heatseeker chart. Also Thriller of The Month in The Observer. ‘Deeply creepy . . . This clever, twisting plot, told in convincing voices, will haunt you in the very best way.’ — The Sunday Mirror
  • 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. Her new television series, Mary Berry's Country House Secrets, is on BBC1 now.
  • 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.
  • 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.