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Welcome

Founded in 2012, Hardman & Swainson is a dynamic London-based literary agency with a diverse range of clients. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent service to our authors, working closely with them at all stages of their careers.

We have an international focus and make it a priority to sell our clients' work in as many territories as possible.

The agency represents quality writing of all kinds and we welcome submissions and queries from new and established writers. You can find out more about us and what we're looking for here. Please see our submission guidelines for more details.

We are a member of the Association of Authors' Agents.

Latest News

ANN MORGAN'S DEBUT NOVEL SELLS AT AUCTION TO BLOOMSBURY UK AND US

Ann Morgan15th March, 2015 - Beside Myself, a literary thriller about identical twins who swap places when they are six years old, and the repercussions when one refuses to switch back, has been won at auction by Helen Garnons-Williams of Bloomsbury UK and Lea Beresford of Bloomsbury US. Read more.

ALASTAIR GUNN TO WRITE TWO MORE CRIME NOVELS FOR MICHAEL JOSEPH / PENGUIN

5th March, 2015 - DCI Antonia Hawkins, the lead character of Alastair Gunn's two successful novels, The Advent Killer and My Bloody Valentine, will have two more outings with Penguin. Read more.


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