ACM UK’s agents represent books in most categories: Arts & Culture; Business & Politics; Children’s; Food & Cookbooks; Genre Fiction; Health & Psychology; History & Narrative Non-Fiction, Humor & Pop Culture; Literary Fiction; Memoir and Biography; Popular Fiction; Science & Technology. ACM UK does not represent poetry or drama.
Among ACM UK's current clients are novelists, journalists, academics, lifestyle and food writers, brands, memoirists and public figures. We are proud to represent novelists including Leo Vardiashvili, Avni Doshi, Catherine Ryan Howard, Eithne Shortall, J. J. Bola, Alana S. Portero and Amy Jordan; journalists like Marianna Spring, Daniel Finkelstein, Clive Myrie, Stephen Bush, Hannah Barnes, Suzanne Wrack and Tomiwa Owolade; subject experts including Chris Miller, Theresa Marteau, Katja Hoyer and Professor Nicholas Humphrey; lifestyle and food writers such as Becky Excell, Padella, Joanne Molinaro, the Estate of A. A. Gill and Nicola Lamb; and public figures from a wide number of disciplines, including James Timpson, Nick Frost, George the Poet, Sir Graham Brady MP, Jessie Ware, Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) and Serj Tankian.
ACM UK authors have been winners of the Sunday Times Sports Book Award; the Somerset Maugham Award; the Crime Fiction Book of the Year Award; the Observer Food Monthly Book of the Year Award; the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing; the Hennessy Short Story Award; the RSL Giles St. Aubyn Award; the JCB Prize for Literature, the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award; the Sushila Devi Award; the Francisco Umbral Prize for the Best Book of the Year Awar; the Betty Trask Award; the International Latino Book Award; the Herald Novel Prize and the Fortnum & Mason Award for debut cookery book.
They have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Clarke Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, the Guild of Food Writers’ Award and the Dublin Literary Award 2023. Books by our authors have appeared in Barack Obama’s reading list 2023, the New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of the Year and they regularly make The Sunday Times bestseller list. Our clients have also been winners of an Academy Award, a Peabody Award, a Grammy, a BAFTA and two Lantos Human Rights Prizes.
Film, Television, and other performance rights for ACM UK’s authors are handled by ACM’s robust Film and Television Department out of New York City.
ACM UK’s agents generally represent North American rights as well as United Kingdom rights for their clients; ACM UK’s translation rights are handled by Vanessa Kerr. All translation enquiries should be sent to Vanessa at email@example.com.
All enquiries regarding ACM UK should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to ACM UK, 43 Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3HZ.
ACM UK was founded in London in 2019 and represents writers and brands throughout the world. Led by publishing veteran and agent Toby Mundy (founder and former publisher of Atlantic Books and executive director of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-fiction), ACM UK’s other agents comprise Trevor Dolby (former publisher and managing director of Harper Entertainment and publisher of Preface, an imprint of Random House), Max Edwards (founder of Apple Tree Literary Agency), Sara O’ Keeffe (formerly Publishing Director at Atlantic Books), Maria Cardona Serra (formerly working in foreign and translation rights at the Pontas Agency), Emily Sweet (founder of of Emily Sweet Associates), Clara Foster (formerly at the Blair Partnership) and Charlie Brotherstone (founder of Brotherstone Creative Management).