Felicity Bryan Associates are pleased to announce that we are now offering a regular 3-month, paid internship programme at our offices in Oxford. The first internship will run from 8th January – 30th March 2018, with successive internships running from April – June, July – September, and October – December.


We’re on the lookout for keen, bright individuals who are serious about starting a career in publishing and want to be a part of a dynamic literary agency. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and degree levels, but we want someone with great reading skills, an eye for detail and an eagerness to learn about every facet of the work we do here at FBA.


The working hours are 9.30am to 5.30pm (with an hour for lunch), and we ask that you commit to the full 3-month period.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to, with FBA INTERNSHIP and the period for which you are applying in the subject line.

Professor Tim Birkhead joins Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince on the popular BBC Radio 4 series Infinite Monkey Cage on Monday 15th January, along with Steve Backshall and Katy Brand, to discuss the secret life of birds.

A number of our authors’ titles have been selected as a book of the year in the international press:
Gainsborough: A Portrait by James Hamilton (Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Observer);
The Spy’s Daughter by Adam Brookes (Daily Telegraph);
My Name is Victoria by Lucy Worsley (Daily Telegraph);
The Snow Angel by Lauren St John (The Times; The Sunday Times);
India’s Long Road: The Search for Prosperity by Vijay Joshi (Financial Times);
Generation Revolution by Rachel Aspden (New York Times);
The Future of War by Lawrence Freedman (Financial Times);
Asia’s Reckoning by Richard McGregor (Financial Times);
Enemies and Neighbours by Ian Black (Sunday Times; Financial Times; Guardian; Economist);
The Ascent of Gravity by Marcus Chown (Sunday Times);
Protestants by Alec Ryrie (The Times);
Dun Cow Rib by John Lister-Kaye (The Times);
Be Like the Fox by Erica Benner (The Observer);
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge (The Observer);
Fall of the Ottomans by Eugene Rogan (TLS);
Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy by Tim Harford (Amazon, Bloomberg Business Week, Financial Times);
A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland (Barnes & Noble)

Professor Tim Birkhead appeared ‘in conversation’ with Adam Nicholson (‘The Seabird’s Cry’) at the Royal Society in London on Monday 16th October, which was followed by an appearance on ‘My ‘Life scientific’ on Tuesday 17th October on BBC Radio 4.

Mary Berry with her Michael Joseph editor Louise Moore and Felicity at Cliveden House for the launch of her new book Household Tips and Tricks. The book was published on Super Thursday.

Eugene Rogan, Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, Director of the Middle East Centre, and Fellow of St Antony’s College, has been elected Fellow of the British Academy.

Catherine Clarke has won the 2017 Agent of the Year award at the British Book Awards.


Penguin Portfolio have bought world rights in Dominic Frisby’s DAYLIGHT ROBBERY: The Past, Present and Future of Tax, for publication in 2019.

UK and Commonwealth rights in Michael Wood’s THE STORY OF CHINA have been acquired at auction by Iain Macgregor at Simon and Schuster, for publication in Spring 2020.

Alex Riley’s sweeping and definitive history of the treatment of depression, A CURE FOR DARKNESS, has been acquired at auction by Robyn Drury at Ebury Press in the UK and Daniel Loedel at Scribner in the US. It will be published in Spring 2020.

William Collins have bought Benjamin Wardaugh‘s fascinating biography of Charles Hutton the eighteen century mathematician written by this All Souls Oxford Fellow. Arabella Pike bought world Rights in a two book deal which includes a book on Euclid.

Stuart Williams at the Bodley Head has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights at auction in Tim Whitmarsh‘s next book, ROME’S AGE OF REVOLUTION: The Forging of a Christian Empire for publication in 2021. Knopf have acquired North American rights, and Mondadori have bought Italian rights. Tim is A G Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at Cambridge University and the author of BATTLING THE GODS (Faber and Knopf).

Sadie Jones’s new novel THE SNAKES, a dark and gripping thriller set in London and rural France, has been acquired by Clara Farmer at Chatto for publication in early 2019.

Tim Leach’s third novel THE WOLF’S SMILE, set in medieval Iceland and inspired by a series of Norse tales, has been acquired by Head of Zeus for publication in Summer 2018. Tim’s first novel, THE LAST KING OF LYDIA was short-listed for the Desmond Elliot Prize.

Rights to SWEARING IS GOOD FOR YOU: The Amazing Science of Bad Language by Emma Byrne have been sold in Simplified Chinese (Citic), Portugese (Planeta) and Polish (Foksal). The book was published by Profile Books in the UK in November, and will be published by Norton in the US and Anansi in Canada in January 2018.

Autrement have bought the French rights to Reni Eddo-Lodge’s searing, illuminating and necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of colour today, WHY I’M NO LONGER TALKING TO WHITE PEOPLE ABOUT RACE. It will be published as their lead title in Autumn 2018. Rights also sold in Sweden and Poland.