The Hamilton Agency Ltd is a literary agency based in Michelin House in South Kensington. It was founded in March 2019 by Matthew Hamilton, who was an agent with Aitken Alexander Associates for over 12 years. Previously he was Editorial Director at 4th Estate, and Publishing Director and a member of the Board at Bloomsbury. He has a particular interest in politics, music, entertainment, narrative non-fiction and literary fiction.
Hamilton’s clients include: Ben Brooks, whose Stories For Boys Who Dare To Be Different won Children’s Book of the Year at the 2018 National Book Awards; Douglas Murray, author of the international bestseller The Strange Death of Europe; Paul Mason, the author of Postcapitalism, whose new book Clear, Bright Future is published by Allen Lane in April 2019; and the parliamentary sketch writers John Crace and Quentin Letts.
He also represents the psychotherapist and former England cricket captain Mike Brearley, travel writers Dom Joly and Robert Twigger, publisher Andreas Campomar and biographers Keiron Pim and Paul Willetts.
His extensive music list ranges from Shaun Ryder to Cosey Fanni Tutti, Barney Hoskyns to Mick Wall. His literary fiction list includes Yaba Badoe’s Carnegie Medal nominated A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars, Harry Parker’s acclaimed Anatomy of a Soldier and Adelle Stripe’s Gordon Burn Prize shortlisted Black Teeth and a Beautiful Smile. Hamilton has recently taken on three Twitter phenomena: the artist Cold War Steve, the radical poet Titania McGrath and the memoirist Seamas O’Reilly.
Foreign rights for The Hamilton Agency’s clients are represented by the Intercontinental Literary Agency (ILA), and film and television adaptation rights are represented by Aitken Alexander Associates.