Andrew Lownie Literary Agency

Andrew Lownie
Andrew Lownie

The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency Ltd, founded in 1988, is one of the UK's leading non-fiction literary agencies, with a special emphasis on history and biography. Books represented have included The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, The Oxford Classical Dictionary, Norma Major's history of Chequers and the memoirs of Sir John Mills, Alan Whicker, Gloria Hunniford and Patrick MacNee.

Many authors have experienced Andrew's personal and efficient representation since their first book, though a speciality of the Agency is to represent authors in mid-career and take them to new levels of profile and recognition.

Educated in Britain and America, Andrew read history at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he was President of the Union. Subsequently, he gained an MSc at Edinburgh University and spent a year at the College of Law in London. After a period as a bookseller and journalist, he began his publishing career as the graduate trainee at Hodder & Stoughton. In 1985 Andrew became an agent at John Farquharson, now part of Curtis Brown, and in the following year was the then youngest director in British publishing.

Andrew has, for many years, written and reviewed for a range of newspapers and magazines, including The Times, Spectator and Guardian. As a writer, he is the biographer of John Buchan, and author of The Literary Companion to Edinburgh, while also being founder of The Biographers Club. He has served as literary agent to the international writers' organisation, PEN, and is a member of the Society of Authors and the Association of Authors' Agents.

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