Caroline Davidson Literary Agency

has specialised in repres­enting authors of literary fiction and cerebral non-fiction, since 1988.

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CDLA accepts submissions for certain types of fiction and non-fiction.

If you are thinking of making a submission, please read our Submissions Guide carefully. We are very selective in taking on new authors.

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CDLA enjoys working with a diverse group of authors.

Some write novels, literary criticism, plays or screenplays. Others produce books on subjects such as art, gastronomy, history, social commentary, or science. Click the link below to find out more.

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  • OUT NOW: from bestselling author of ‘Room’ Emma Donoghue comes a brand new novel, Frog Music.

    Frog Music is a roiling, simmering brew of a novel’ — THE SPECTATOR

    impressively realised and gripping’ — THE GUARDIAN

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  • John Phibbs’ landmark book on Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, often described as ‘England’s greatest gardener’, will be published by Rizzoli in 2015.

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  • Alexandra Schwartz reveals ‘Redemption’, ‘Salvation’, and a conflict between religion and science at the heart of Emma Donoghue’s anticipated tale of the confinement of a child in 1870s Ireland.

    The secret at the heart of “The Wonder” is lodged in the inner world, not the outer one’ — NEW YORKER

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  • Emma Donoghue’s short story, ‘Urban Myths’, appears in this collection in aid of Console, the Irish suicide prevention charity.

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  • A sparkling novel by Chris Greenhalgh that captures the love affair between two unfor­gettable people: Ingrid Bergman and Robert Capa.

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  • Counter­feiter. Dishwasher. Prostitute. Attorney. Sculptor. Mercenary. Elephant. Corpse.

    The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue’s latest fact-inspired fictions have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters.

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  • The Treatise of Walter of Bibbesworth is a didactic poem in Anglo-Norman which surveys a host of practical matters in thirteenth-century England.

    Andrew Dalby has produced the first modern trans­lation of this gem, so far undis­covered by the wider public.

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  • This fascinating book by Andrew and Maureen Dalby explores the plays alongside contem­porary recipes to offer modern‐day cooks a unique insight into daily life and gastronomy in Shakespeare’s London.

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