Laura Longrigg

Director

Currently focused on historical and crime fiction, memoirs

Laura worked as an editor, mainly in the genre of popular fiction, for HarperCollins, Heinemann and Penguin. She became an agent in 1994, working with Jennifer Kavanagh and then joining MBA just before the millennium.   Her clients’ work covers the whole fiction spectrum, from genre, including romantic comedy and saga, through crime and thrillers, to ‘reading group’ and literary writing.  She also agents some non fiction, but would not be the right agent for science fiction, children’s, poetry or illustrated books.   She founded and administered the Harry Bowling prize for unpublished fiction. Her clients have won literary prizes including MIND Book of the Year, Romantic Novel of the Year Award, James Tait Black Memorial and Encore Prizes; appeared on the Booker, Portico and Wingate shortlists, Baileys longlist and the Sunday Times bestseller lists and been adapted for TV, film and radio.
Email Address:  laura@mbalit.co.uk

Clients of Laura Longrigg

Mary Jayne Baker

Author

Mary Jayne Baker grew up in rural West Yorkshire, right in the heart of Brontë …

A.L. Barker

Author

A.L. Barker dissected the unnerving emotions and startling events of everyday life with the sly …

Susanna Bavin

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Susanna Bavin writes family sagas set in and around her native Manchester. Her first career …

Emily Benet

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Emily was born in London to a Welsh mother and Spanish father, but spent her …

Steve Boggan

Author

Steve Boggan has been a journalist for more than 30 years, 12 of them as …

Harry Bowling

Author

Harry Bowling was aptly named ‘The King of Cockney Sagas’. Born and brought up in …

Sheila Bugler

Author

Sheila is an Irish crime writer living in Eastbourne. She is the author of a …

Erica Buist

Author

Erica grew up just outside Slough; she studied Philosophy at Durham University. In her final year …

Alexandra Burt

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Alexandra Burt is a freelance translator based in the US. Born near Frankfurt in Germany, …

Helen Cadbury

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‘Yorkshire’s new queen of crime’ Yorkshire Post Helen Cadbury wrote the acclaimed and prize-winning series …

Alys Clare

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Alys Clare has lived in Kent since childhood, recently in the place where her Hawkenlye series …

Francesca Clementis

Author | Scriptwriter

Francesca Clementis was born in 1958. With a degree in Philosophy from Sussex University, she …

Alex Dahl

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Half American, half Norwegian, Alex Dahl was born in Oslo. She graduated with a BA …

Elizabeth Darrell

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Elizabeth Darrell, who also writes as Emma Drummond, lives on the edge of the New …

Anna Dean

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Anna Dean lives in a small village in the Lake District, where she ran the …

Celia Dodd

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Celia Dodd is a freelance journalist contributing mainly to The Independent and The Times. Her …

Kate Dunn

Author

Kate comes from a long line of writers and actors: her grandfather, Hugh Williams, was …

Natalie Meg Evans

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‘Natalie’s books are a treasure trove of vibrant, vivid stories, memorable characters and pacy writing!’ …

Evie Grace

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Evie Grace is the pseudonym of Cathy Woodman.  Based on stories from her own family, …

Penny Feeny

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Bestselling author of That Summer in Ischia, Penny lives in Liverpool where she has raised …

Fiona Field

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Fiona Field is a pseudonym for Catherine Jones. Her new novel, The Secret Life of …

Virginia Franken

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Originally a native of the UK, Virginia moved to the States in 2005 during an …

Jean Fullerton

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Jean joined MBA as a client after she won the 2006 Harry Bowling Prize for …

Sue Gee

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Sue Gee is an acclaimed and established novelist.  Her novel Reading in Bed (Headline Review, 2007) …

Clio Gray

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Clio Gray was born in Yorkshire, but has lived in the Scottish Highlands for many …

Sharon Griffiths

Author

Sharon Griffiths comes from Pembrokeshire, West Wales. She worked for many years at the BBC, …

Michele Hanson

Author

In her famous weekly Guardian column, Michele created a comic masterpiece of family life. For over …

Elizabeth Harris

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Elizabeth Harris was born in Cambridge and brought up in Kent, where she has lived …

Lily Hewitt

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From a seaside town in Kent, Lily teaches at a small village school near Canterbury …

Bryony Hill

Author

Bryony Hill lived in France and London before settling in rural Sussex.  She first came to …

Catherine Jones

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Catherine joined the army straight from her all-girls school because the ratio of men to …

Kate Lace

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Kate Lace is a pseudonym for Catherine Jones.  Her most recent titles under this name …

Margaret Leroy

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Represented on behalf of the Anderson Literary Agency (US) for the UK only. Margaret Leroy …

Rosanna Ley

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Rosanna Ley has worked as a creative tutor for over twelve years, leading workshops in …

Rachel Lichtenstein

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Rachel Lichtenstein’s first book, Rodinsky’s Room (1999, co-written with Iain Sinclair), began as a personal quest …

Ava McCarthy

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Ava McCarthy is the author of several international acclaimed thrillers. Ava’s critically acclaimed debut, The …

Clare Morrall

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Clare Morrall shot to fame when her first novel, Astonishing Splashes of Colour, was shortlisted …

Elizabeth Murphy

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Elizabeth Murphy was born in Liverpool and lived in Merseyside all her life. When she …

Jenny Rogers

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Jenny Rogers has been a writer and editor throughout her career. At the BBC, she …

Iain Sinclair

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Iain Sinclair was born in Cardiff, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He attended the …

Jean Stubbs

Author

Jean Stubbs was born in 1926 in Lancashire. Even as a small child she made …

Pat Thomas

Author

Pat Thomas was an early campaigner for evidence-based healthcare. Her early books concentrated on providing …

Annabelle Thorpe

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Annabelle Thorpe is an award-winning travel writer for The Times, and former deputy travel editor …

Marian Veevers

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Marian Veevers is uniquely placed to write about Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth.    She …

Hannah Velten

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Hannah Velten is a freelance writer and researcher, specialising in the history of animals in …

Rekha Waheed

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Born and raised in West London and of Bengali origin, Rekha Waheed graduated from SOAS, …

Victoria Whitworth

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Victoria Whitworth lives with her daughter in Edinburgh.  She is a novelist and academic who …

Gee Williams

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Born in Wales, Gee Williams now lives near Chester. After providing scripts for the BBC …

Sue Wilsher

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Sue Wilsher grew up in South Essex near a shoe factory and the Thames estuary. …

Tim Wilson Smith

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Timothy Wilson Smith was a writer and lecturer, an expert on history, France, art history, and the cinema.  …

Frances Wood

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Frances Wood studied Chinese at the universities of Cambridge, London and Peking, and between 1972 …

Cathy Woodman

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Cathy Woodman won the Harry Bowling Prize in 2002 for her first novel, Under the …

Sarah Wray

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Sarah is originally from Yorkshire but now lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne where she works as a …