Client Highlights

Decline and Fail

John Crace

Decline and Fail

John Crace

Guardian Faber Publishing

The Madness of Crowds

Douglas Murray

The Madness of Crowds

Douglas Murray


Stories For Boys Who Dare To Be Different

Ben Brooks

Stories For Boys Who Dare To Be Different

Ben Brooks


You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike


Free Speech And Why It Matters

Andrew Doyle

Free Speech And Why It Matters

Andrew Doyle

Little Brown

How To Stop Fascism

Paul Mason

How To Stop Fascism

Paul Mason

Allen Lane


Will Sergeant


Will Sergeant


Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?

Seamas O'Reilly

Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?

Seamas O'Reilly


Client News

White Rabbit signs Ten Thousand Apologies, the story of Fat White Family by Adelle Stripe and Lias Saoudi

September 16, 2021

From the mountains of Algeria to the squats of South London via sectarian Northern Ireland, Ten Thousand Apologies is the sordid and thrilling story of the country’s most notorious rock band. More in The Bookseller:


New Cold War Steve Book Announced: Journal Of The Plague Year

September 8, 2021

Following the bestselling Festival of Brexit and A Prat’s Progress, collage superstar Cold War Steve returns with his Journal of the Plague Year. Published by Thames and Hudson in October and on pre-order now…


Seamas O’Reilly is #1 on the Irish bestseller list for a 7th straight week

September 6, 2021

From the Observer columnist and Twitter sensation Seamas O’Reilly, Did You Hear Mammy Died? is a memoir of growing up with ten siblings and a widowed dad in ’90s Derry. Available here:


Fully updated and revised 10th Anniversary edition of Paul Brannigan’s This Is A Call is out now

September 3, 2021

Harper Collins are publishing a new edition Paul Brannigan’s bestselling biography of Dave Grohl, which features two new chapters to bring the story up to date….


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Remi Adekoya

Alba Arikha

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Peter Biskind

Mark Blake

Nicholas Blincoe

Joe Boyd

Rose Boyt

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Stuart Braithwaite

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Julie Burchill

Tim Burgess

Keith Cameron

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Peter Doggett

John Doran

KK Downing

Andrew Doyle

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Ruth Dudley Edwards

Rakib Ehsan

Richard Evans

Cosey Fanni Tutti

Tom Feiling

David Flusfeder

Dan Franklin

Maurice Glasman

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Michael Hann

Mary Harrington

Dave Haslam

Warren Hatter

Will Hodgkinson

Barney Hoskyns

James Innes-Smith

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Madeleine Kearns

Richard T Kelly

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John Lincoln

Peter Lloyd

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Titania McGrath

Gavin Mortimer

Benjamin Moser

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Peter Murphy

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Harry Parker

Louise Perry

Keiron Pim

Nina Power

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Simon Price

Sarah Rainsford

Paul Rees

Seamas O’Reilly

John Robb

Justin Robertson

Calvin Robinson

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About Us

The Hamilton Agency is a literary agency based in Holland Park in London. It was founded March 2019 by Matthew Hamilton, who was an agent with Aitken Alexander Associates for over twelve years. Previously he was a Publishing Director and Board member at Bloomsbury, and Editorial Director at 4th Estate.

Matthew Hamilton has represented bestsellers such as The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray, Postcapitalism by Paul Mason and Stories For Boys Who Dare To Be Different by Ben Brooks. He has a particular interest in politics and current affairs, music, narrative non-fiction, memoir, biography, sport and entertainment.

ILA handles translation rights for The Hamilton Agency. For enquiries please contact:

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We work with a number of leading US literary agents on the sale of US rights.


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The Hamilton Agency Limited

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If you would like to send your work to us please include a covering letter, a short bio and a brief synopsis. You can include a full manuscript or an excerpt of your work, and attach it as a Word document. We do not accept queries by mail or over the phone.

Due to the high number of submissions we are unable to reply unless we are interested in reading more. If you have not heard from us in two months we will not be making an offer of representation and the submission will be deleted. Please ensure you have a copy of any material you send us.

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