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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  • 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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  • Rizzoli will publish John Phibbs’ landmark book on Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown on 25 October 2016. Capability Brown: Designing the English Landscape serves as a guide to Britain’s most beloved landscapes and an exploration of the masterful mind behind their creation.

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  • Emma Donoghue’s latest novel has been short­listed for the Giller Prize (Canada’s most prestigious literary prize). Only six out of 161 long-listed titles made the shortlist.

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  • An awe-inspiringly beautiful survey of Capability Brown’s most admired gardens and landscapes scattered over England.

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  • An Irish village is mystified by what appears to be a miracle but may actually be murder in the next masterpiece from New York Times—bestselling author Emma Donoghue

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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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