Darley Anderson takes on US-focused agent Langton

Darley Anderson takes on US-focused agent Langton

The Darley Anderson Children’s Agency has appointed Becca Langton to focus on the US children's market.

Langton has previously worked as a development editor for Pottermore, a consultant for the BBC and, most recently, as a literary scout for Sylvie Zannier for the past five years. 

She will start her new role on 11th October and will be the first point of contact between US editors and Darley Anderson agents Clare Wallace, Lydia Silver and Chloe Davis. She will also be building her own list of US-focused clients.

The new appointment comes as both the children’s book and illustration agencies move to a larger premises at Matrix Studios in Parsons Green, south-west London. This is the second time in three years that the agencies have moved premises due to continued expansion and business growth.

Langton said: "I am so excited to join the fabulous team at Darley Anderson Children's as an agent. I'm looking forward to building a US-focused list that celebrates fresh voices and original storytelling, alongside further growing the agency's presence in North America."

Wallace added: "It’s been an absolute pleasure to meet with Becca as we discussed this new opportunity. She has incredible market insight alongside brilliantly commercial taste and a wealth of editorial experience. We are thrilled to welcome Becca to the agency as we continue to grow and strengthen our team."

Langton can be contacted at becca@darleyanderson.com. The new agency address is Unit 19, Matrix Studios, 91 Peterborough Road, London, SW6 3BU.