Curtis Brown leads the way in dealmaking as new lists thrive

Curtis Brown leads the way in dealmaking as new lists thrive

The UK’s biggest literary agency, Curtis Brown, tops our rights league table for the first half of 2017, doubling the reported deals of the next biggest firm. Curtis Brown has maintained a healthy lead at the summit since The Bookseller began running charts on acquisitions earlier this year. In terms of individual agents, CB dominates, with three of the top four: Cathryn Summerhayes (10 deals), Jonny Geller (nine) and Gordon Wise (eight), with Abner Stein’s Caspian Dennis tied with Wise.

A note: this data is from the 700 deals reported to The Bookseller since January. We have made pains to...

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