Anna Boyce

Assistant Agent

Anna Boyce - Literary Agent

I joined Lutyens and Rubinstein in 2019 working in the bookshop before moving across to the agency full-time in 2022. I work closely with Sarah and Felicity assisting them with their clients whilst also helping with the day to day running of the agency.

I have recently begun to build my own list of authors at L&R. I read widely across the upmarket commercial and literary spaces, the most important thing for me is always a strong sense of place as well as lush, immersive writing and convincing characters. I love reading about friendships, relationships and families, and particularly enjoy generational novels that allow the reader to get to know characters over long periods of time and fall headfirst into their worlds. I am also a lover of historical fiction – both sweeping historical novels that cross decades and continents as well as smaller alternative histories that introduce readers to the darker, grittier sides of our past. I would love to find a historical novel set in the immediate post-Soviet era and am especially interested in the stories of communities who existed outside the mainstream.

My favourite kind of non-fiction reads like a novel. I am interested in books about art, history and the natural world especially those that encourage the reader to look at the world around them, past or present, in new and enlightening ways. I am also an avid dressmaker and knitter so find it hard to resist anything to do with textiles and fashion history.

Non L&R books that I have loved recently include Cleopatra & Frankenstein by Coco Mellors, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, Underland by Robert MacFarlane, Briefly A Delicious Life by Nell Stevens and Kala by Colin Walsh. Some of my all-time favourite writers are Elif Shafak, Benjamin Myers, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Willa Cather.