Hilary Delamere
Assistant: Jessica Hare
Hilary joined Lemon Unna & Durbridge in the early 90s to look after the Paddington Bear titles and to build her own book list. She worked for several different publishing houses including Rights Director at Penguin Children’s Books before becoming an agent. She is now a partner at the Agency and continues to represent Michael Bond’s Paddington Bear alongside a wide range of children’s book authors and illustrators from pre-school books to YA novels - handling their publishing deals alongside their film, TV and stage rights.
Children’s Book News & Blog

Stormzy’s PRH imprint #Merky Books to publish Malorie Blackman’s autobiography

Stormzy’s PRH imprint #Merky Books will publish Malorie Blackman’s as-yet untitled autobiography in 2022.  “This book is an account ofFull story »

Maramedia picks up rights to Michael Bond’s OLGA DA POLGA

Scottish children’s entertainment production company Maramedia has acquired the rights to develop a new children’s series based on Michael Bond’s OlgaFull story »

Terrance Dicks 14th April 1935 – 29th August 2019

The Agency is sad to announce that Terrance Dicks died last Thursday after a short illness, aged 84. Originally representedFull story »

CROSSFIRE – the reviews are in!

Malorie Blackman’s Crossfire published earlier this month on 8th August 2019. Since then, the reviews have come flooding in! AFull story »

Candy Gourlay’s BONE TALK shortlisted for the Carnegie

We are proud to announce that Bone Talk, written by Candy Gourlay and published by David Fickling Books, has been shortlisted for theFull story »

Cassie Powney wins Bath Children’s Novel Award with LOOPS

We’re delighted to welcome Cassie Powney to The Agency fresh from her recent success at the 2018 Bath Children’s Novel AwardFull story »

Jonathan Cape to publish Raymond Briggs’ TIME FOR LIGHTS OUT

Raymond’s collection Time for Lights Out will be published later this year, in November. The collection explores ageing, death and isFull story »

2019 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Longlists announced

In excellent news, Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay (David Fickling Books) has been longlisted for the 2019 Carnegie Medal, as well as Norse Myths: TalesFull story »

Louisa Reid’s new YA novel in verse GLOVES OFF to publish with Guppy Books

We are pleased to welcome Louisa Reid to The Agency Children’s Book List and announce the publication date for Gloves Off,Full story »

Fifth Noughts & Crosses novel from Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses sequence of novels continues – Crossfire will be published in 2019 by Penguin Random House Children’s.Full story »

New adaptation of NOUGHTS & CROSSES announced

Pilot Theatre, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Derby Theatre, Mercury Theatre, Colchester and York Theatre Royal have announced a new partnership to develop theatre for younger audiences. NextFull story »

Kate Read shortlisted for The Batsford Prize 2018

Kate Read has been shortlisted for The Batsford Prize 2018! To see full details about this, please click here. It is fantasticFull story »

Rachel Burlington shortlisted for World Illustration Awards

We are delighted to welcome Rachel Burlington to The Agency and also congratulate her on her first shortlisting! Rachel’s ‘IntoFull story »

Piccadilly Press to publish Sophie Green’s noir detective middle grade trilogy, POTKIN AND STUBBS

Piccadilly Press, an imprint of Bonnier Zaffre, has acquired world rights, including translation, for Potkin and Stubbs, a “sparkling” newFull story »

Paddington 2 receives three Bafta nominations – paws crossed!

Our favourite Marmalade-loving Bear from darkest Peru has received three Bafta nominations for his second screen outing. The film, whichFull story »