Helen Edwards Rights Agency is a specialist agency offering international representation in the US, Canada and in translation throughout the world on behalf of UK and Irish literary agents, publishers and their authors.


I’d love to hear from you so do please get in touch if you’d like to know more about me or my clients.


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Kate Barker established her agency in 2016 and represents a broad range of bestselling authors of fiction and non-fiction.

  • US/Canada
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Founded in 2000, Bell Lomax Moreton represents a wide range of distinguished authors and illustrators, writing and illustrating adult fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. belllomaxmoreton.co.uk

  • US/Canada
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D H H Literary Agency was founded by David Headley in 2008 and represents an eclectic range of best-selling and award-winning authors.

  • US/Canada
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KHLA is an independent literary agency founded by Kate Hordern in 1999 representing a broad range of fiction, from commercial to literary and some non-fiction.

  • US/Canada
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I launched my agency in 2020 on the back of over 25 years of experience selling international rights for two major UK publishing houses. I began my publishing career at Headline where I became Foreign Rights Manager before moving to Transworld Publishers (a division of Penguin Random House UK) and enjoying fifteen years as Rights Director. There I had the privilege of handling the US and Canadian rights for bestselling authors including Kate Atkinson, Fiona Barton, Paula Hawkins, Rachel Joyce and Vikas Swarup.


With the authors and their books at the heart of what I do, I work closely with my clients, building careers and maintaining relationships with editors overseas for a broad range of fiction and non-fiction titles.


March 28, 2020

US rights in Brilliant Novel by Debut Author have been bought by Longinthetooth Editor at HarperCollins, with Canadian rights to Saskatoon Books. They plan to publish simultaneously in January 2050.

April 19, 2020

Mongolian rights to Work of Genius by A N Other are sold to Mares Milk Publications. The bestselling Helicon series featuring wizard web designer Helen Wills has now sold in a record 246 languages.

May 2, 2020

Helen Edwards warms to her theme as Steven Spielberg releases trailer for the long awaited Helicon movie starring Julia Roberts as the prizewinning literary sensation (click here)


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