A former Director of Curtis Brown & John Farquharson, Andrew Lownie founded his own agency in 1988 and it is now one of the leading British agencies for non-fiction, especially history, biography and celebrity books. A published biographer and for many years a journalist he is the founder of The Biographers' Club - a monthly dining society for biographers. The agency represents very few clients and specialises in new authors and building those in mid-career.
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Packaging celebrities and journalists for the book market
Daniel Tammet, Joyce Cary and Julian Maclaren-Ross Estates, Guy Bellamy, Tom Devine, Desmond Seward, Juliet Barker, Norman Rose, David Stafford, Duncan Falconer, Cathy Glass, Roger Crowley, Lawrence James.
Oxford Classical Dictionary, Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, Tom Carew's Jihad about fighting with the Mujahideen in Afghanistan and memoirs of David Hasselhof, Patrick Macnee and Sir John Mills.
MOST RECENT SALES / FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Recent six-figure deals include David Stafford's book'Ten Days to D Day' and 'Endgame', six deals for no 1 bestseller Cathy Glass and Lawrence James' history of the Middle Class for Little Brown.
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
Andrew Lownie read history at Cambridge where he was President of the Union, before taking an MSc in American History at Edinburgh University and studying at the College of Law. He has been a bookseller, publisher, journalist and written a dozen books. As its literary agent, he was on the Committee of British PEN.
SUB-AGENTS / RIGHTS CONTACTS
All enquiries to Andrew Lownie in the first instance
All approaches to Andrew Lownie in the first instance.
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