Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency

About Us

Since we launched in November 2012, we have struck publishing deals with many major publishers here in the UK, and our authors’ books have been translated and published across the globe. Our books have gained outstanding reviews and media attention around the world.

We are always on the look-out for fantastic new authors across a wide range of genres. Our main goal is to build lasting careers for our writers by matching them with the right editors and publishing houses, and negotiating the best possible publishing deals on their behalf.

We provide a bespoke service for each client, including: editorial feedback, rights sales and negotiation, contract and royalties management, and ongoing career management, from advice on literary direction, mediating author-publisher relations, to promotional strategies and social media. We enjoy working editorially with authors to make their writing shine and believe this lays the foundations for building a very close working relationship with our clients.

We are based in North London and have excellent contacts with major publishing houses and media organisations in the UK and internationally. Our film/TV/media rights are handled by JAB Management. We work with the following co-agents for our international translation rights: L’Autre Agence (French, Scandinavian and Nordic languages), Berla & Griffini Rights Agency (Italian), The Foreign Office (Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan), Macadamia Literary Agency (Polish), Sebes & Bisseling Literary Agency (Dutch), AnatoliaLit Agency (Turkish), The Grayhawk Agency (Complex and Simple Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian), Regal Hoffman & Associates (USA, non-exclusive) and The Rights People (USA, non-exclusive)

DKW is a member of the Association of Authors’ Agents.

Ella and Bryony are very proud to have been selected by The Bookseller as Rising Stars of 2013, and to have been named winners of the London Book Fair Trailblazer Awards 2016 and the Young Stationers’ Prize 2016.