The Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency has moved to a new office, following the appointment of a new agent.
The agency will now be based at New King’s House, Fulham while the adult agency remains at its current address a mile away in Eustace Road.
The move comes in the wake of the appointment of a second agent, Lydia Silver, who will work alongside director Clare Wallace.
Wallace said: “This is a thrilling time for the children’s agency, and we’re delighted to be expanding. 2018 has been a busy year for us and 2019 looks set to be even better, with some fantastic books hitting the shelves, including debuts by A M Howell and Rashmi Sirdeshpande, as well as Lorna Scobie’s first book as author/illustrator, as well as lots of exciting deals that are still under wraps. I couldn’t be happier that the agency is now a team of two and we look forward to growing our successes even further in the future.”
The Darley Anderson Children’s Literary Agency, which represents commercial children’s authors and illustrators, said: “The expansion will allow the agency to build on their recent success, such as Claire Powell’s best-selling collaboration with Kes Gray, The Night Before the Night Before Christmas and the Netflix adaptation of Beth Reekles’s The Kissing Booth, which has been widely credited with sparking a resurgence in rom-coms. The move will also allow the agency to continue to run initiatives like their successful access month, aimed at encouraging more submissions from underrepresented writers.”
The agency’s new address is: The Darley Anderson Children’s Books Agency, Suite LG4, New Kings House, 136-144 New Kings Road, London, SW6 4lZ. Lydia Silver can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.