Who we are & what we do

In 2019, the A M Heath literary agency will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. 100 years of agenting some of the world’s leading and bestselling literary figures, finding talent and fostering careers across all media, from print to digital and dramatic, book, film, TV and stage. Our agency list ranges from the most iconic authors of the 20th Century – George Orwell, Winston Graham, Noel Streatfeild, Anita Brookner, Flann O’Brien, John McGahern, Shirley Jackson – to the top ranks of literary and commercial success today – Katie Fforde, Conn Iggulden, Maggie O’Farrell and Hilary Mantel to name a few.

Our agency’s nonfiction list contains world-class historians, cutting-edge journalists, prize-winning biographers, leading scientists, and experts and entertainers in countless fields. Our agency’s children’s list covers beloved classics and the very best contemporary writing for all ages of younger readers – from picture books to Young Adult.

Our clients have won innumerable literary prizes, including the Man Booker five times, the Carnegie, the Costa, the Guardian First Book, the William Hill, the Arthur C. Clarke, the Geoffrey Faber, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse, the John Llewellyn Rhys, the Somerset Maugham, the James Tait Black Memorial, the Orwell Prize and many others.

Founded by two pioneering women in 1919, we remain a bold and dynamic company. Our literary agents work closely together to ensure that we cover all areas of the publishing business. Each of our authors benefits from the shared expertise of our tight-knit and supportive team. At the A M Heath literary agency, we pride ourselves on spotting talent and growing our authors’ careers to their full potential.

If you would like us to be your agents, please visit our submissions page. We’d love to hear from you.