About the Agency
A passionate and established literary agency, representing a diverse range of award-winning and bestselling authors. We are committed to launching debut authors and developing long-term writing careers across all media.
The Viney Agency
The Viney Agency is a London-based literary agency founded in 2008. The agency represents a diverse range of authors primarily handling their book deals with publishers worldwide, and providing a full range of services including selling film and TV options to broadcasters and production companies.
The Viney Agency represents over 100 authors, writing across many genres, including adult and children's fiction and a wide variety of narrative non-fiction and biography.
We work closely with our clients and are committed to providing editorial support in the shaping of manuscripts. Ultimately successful agenting is about selling and we pride ourselves on being a very sales-led agency.
We sell English language rights directly to the United Kingdom and North America.
Foreign language sales are handled by the UK’s leading foreign rights team at Intercontinental Literary Agency (ILA).
Dramatic rights are handled by the London-based Knight Hall Agency or The Artists Partnership.
The Viney Agency is a member of the Association of Authors’ Agents and abides by its code of conduct.
I have been a literary agent since 2002 and founded The Viney Agency in 2008. The agency represents a diverse range of clients writing across a wide range of subjects. I first started in the book trade as a bookseller and then enjoyed a twenty-five-year career in general trade publishing, mostly working in international sales and marketing, later becoming a board director at a major British publishing house. Being a literary agent combines my love of books and an enjoyment of business while enabling me to work very closely with our wonderful authors and manage their careers across all media.
I’m actively building my list and looking for debut commercial, reading group and literary fiction. I love beautifully crafted, evocative and original storytelling. I am also very interested in a broad range of lively and original non-fiction, particularly in the areas of narrative non-fiction, biography, memoir and cookery. I am also developing a children’s and young adult fiction list. I joined The Viney Agency in 2021, having spent the previous five years at the Abner Stein literary agency. Before that I worked in editorial at the publisher Kyle Books.