David Riding

Director

Currently focused on Sport

David is a Yorkshireman who first developed a love of books as a young boy in York’s Central Library where books transported him from the narrow cobbled streets to every part of the globe.

After studying in the US and a first job working for Penguin Books he landed at MBA. David has built a terrific reputation for negotiating top dollar advances and guiding his clients to major success. He has represented multiple #1 and Top Ten Sunday Times bestsellers.

He works very closely with a variety of clients including journalists, novelists, sports figures, actors, doctors, TV personalities, business figures, and military historians. He brings a strong editorial and commercial approach to all proposals and manuscripts, believing that it takes more than a good idea to sell in the current market. He works hard to convert these ideas into something which will really connect with an editor and a wider readership.

Email: david@mbalit.co.uk

Clients of David Riding

Jonny Bairstow

Author

Jonny Bairstow, the son of the former England wicketkeeper David Bairstow, is a wicketkeeper/batsman who …

Joey Barton

Author

Joey Barton was born in Huyton, Merseyside, in 1982 and has played football for Manchester …

Patrick Bury

Author

Patrick Bury, 29, is a former lieutenant and infantry commander with the 1st Royal Irish. …

Ruadh Butler

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Edward Ruadh Butler was born in 1980 and raised in Northern Ireland. He bagged a …

Elliot Castro

Author

Elliot Castro lives in Glasgow and works as a DJ in a number of large …

Ann Daniels

Author

Ann Daniels is one of Britain’s leading female explorers and is among the very few …

Tris Dixon

Author

Tris Dixon is the former editor of Boxing News and has covered the sport for …

Fernando Duarte

Author

Fernando Duarte is the UK Correspondent for O Globo, a Brazilian daily newspaper based in …

Michael Dunlop

Author

Michael Dunlop is a Northern Irish professional motorcycle racer and part of a motorcycle racing …

Neil Forsyth

Author

Neil Forsyth was born in Glasgow in 1978. He is the author of seven books, …

Born Free Foundation

Author

Every year Born Free helps hundreds of animals around the world. Born Free Children’s Books …

Ricky Hatton

Author

Ricky ‘Hitman’ Hatton was born in 1978 and grew up in Hattersley, Greater Manchester. As …

Tony Jacklin

Author

English golfer Tony Jacklin was the most successful British player of his generation. He is …

Jamie Jackson

Author

Jamie Jackson is the Guardian and Observer’s Manchester football correspondent, and has been reporting for …

Shy Keenan

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Shy Keenan is a trusted victim’s voice, multi-awarded ‘Victim’s Advocate’, formidable Injustice Campaigner, qualified Detective, …

Kriss Kyle

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Kriss Kyle is without doubt one of the most creative and exciting riders in the …

Richard Marsh

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Richard Marsh is a retired Napa police officer. At the time of his stroke he …

Michaella McCollum

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In the summer of 2013, Michaella McCollum was just another teenage girl spending the summer …

Virginia McKenna

Author

Virginia McKenna is one of Britain’s best loved actresses. Film classics such as The Cruel …

Eloise Millar

Author

Elly’s first novel, Wednesday’s Child, was published by Virago in 2004 and went on to …

Nicky Nicholls

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Born 1945, abused throughout childhood and homeless for thirty six years. Safe and sober now. …

Julian Norton

Author

Julian Norton came to attention as the star of THE YORKSHIRE VET, Channel 5’s hit …

Dr Sara Payne

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SaraJane, a Buckinghamshire girl, born into a large hard working family, comprehensive school educated, grew …

Gareth Roberts

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Gareth Roberts was born in Llangollen and brought up in Llandudno in North Wales. He …

Elizabeth Sheppard

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A rollercoaster ride of unsuitable careers including nutritionist, tourist adviser and college administrator led Elizabeth …

Marnie Simpson

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Bursting onto our screens in 2013, Marnie has been the life and soul of Geordie …

May-Lan Tan

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May-Lan is a British Chinese writer based in Berlin. She studied fine art at Goldsmiths …

The Secret Agent

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A football agent with secrets to share.

Scotty T

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Scotty T has been on Geordie Shore since 2012 and appeared on the 2016 series …

Janet Vokes

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Janet Vokes was working at the working men’s club in Cefn Fforest, Wales, when she …

Precious Williams

Author

Precious Williams is a former contributing editor to Cosmopolitan and her personal essays and celebrity …