The Helen Heller Agency

The Helen Heller Agency

We are a full service boutique literary agency specializing in internationally successful front-list adult and young adult fiction and non-fiction, with clients at the top of the New York Times and London Sunday Times lists. As a boutique agency, we are proud to be able to maintain strong relationships and work closely with our authors at all stages of the publishing process.

Since 1988 we have built our reputation as an internationally respected agency on the belief that our clients, and their concerns, are paramount. There is more to being a literary agent than merely ‘sealing the deal’, and we pride ourselves on our experience in working editorially with our authors when necessary before taking them to market — a process that can make the difference between just any offer, and a terrific offer!

We welcome email submissions as per our Submissions Guidelines; no snail mail, drop-in or phone queries please.

Taking a look at our client page and where international rights have been sold? Please hover over the book covers on an author page to view these details.

You can also stay connected to all our latest news by following us on Twitter: @TheHHAgency

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August 18th, 2014

NO SAFE HOUSE #1 on Globe & Mail New Fiction ListWell done to thriller mastermind Linwood Barclay on moving to the top of The Globe and Mail new fiction bestseller list this weekend.

We also wanted to share this great video created recently by Loading Doc Productions featuring Linwood Barclay in conversation with longtime agent Helen Heller. Learn about the books that first gripped Linwood as a reader and enjoy an interesting discussion about how great television now challenges novelists to up their game.

For more info about Linwood go to or follow him on Twitter @linwood_barclay. You can also follow us at the agency: @TheHHAgency. Follow us on Twitter between August 18-22 to win a copy of the bestselling No Safe House

Congratulations to Linwood!

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