Who we are & what we do

Founded in 1919, A.M.Heath is one of the UK’s leading literary agencies. We represent established contemporary authors, rising stars and some of the iconic writers of the 20th Century.  Our focus is on working with authors to exploit the potential of their writing in as many arenas as possible.  Our agents work closely together to ensure that we cover all areas of the business and each author benefits from the shared expertise of our tight-knit and supportive team.

Between us we represent a wide range of prize-winning and bestselling fiction and non-fiction;  journalists, historians, biographers, experts and novelists across all genres, from crime to literary, historical to YA and children’s.

We are also proud to represent several major literary estates, including the Orwell estate.

Latest News

  • Graham Hurley on Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing shortlist

    Graham Hurley’s latest novel Finisterre (Head of Zeus) has been shortlisted for the 2017 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing prize. The prize recognises the best novels in adventure writing. The winner will be announced in September 2017.

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  • Tim Shipman on Orwell Prize Longlist

    Sunday Times political editor Tim Shipman’s latest book All Out War  – The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain’s Political Class (William Collins) has been long listed for the Orwell Prize.

    The winner will be announced on the 8th June.

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  • Maggie O’Farrell on Nibbies Shortlist

    Maggie’s latest novel This Must Be the Place (Headline) has been shortlisted in the Fiction Book of the Year category.

    Category winners and the overall winner will be announced on 8th May.

  • Rebecca Ritchie moves from Curtis Brown to AM Heath

    Literary agent Rebecca Ritchie will join A.M. Heath, on 18th April developing her list of commercial fiction and non-fiction.

  • Two AM Heath Authors on Dagger Longlist


    Kate Ellis and Mari Hannah are both longlisted for the 2017 CWA Dagger In the Library prize. The award is given for an author’s body of work.  Kate’s most recent book is The Death Season, and Mari’s The Silent Room.

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