Welcome to the Lennon-Ritchie Agency

We’re an internationally focussed literary and rights agency based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Some of our recent award-winning books include A SIN OF OMISSION by Marguerite Poland (winner of the 2021 Sunday Times Fiction Prize); THE SON OF THE HOUSE by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia (Giller Prize 2021 Shortlisted, Sharjah international book prize winner 2019, and SprinNG prize winner 2020); THE THEORY OF FLIGHT by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu (Sunday Times Fiction Prize 2019); and LACUNA by Fiona Snyckers (winner of the South African Literary Award 2020, winner of the Humanities and Social Sciences award 2020, Sunday Times Fiction Prize 2021 Longlisted).


We represent international writers of literary and commercial fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature. With a particular focus on underrepresented voices, our authors range from emerging voices to award winners.

Publishing Partners

We sell international, subsidiary, and film/television rights for publishers including Penguin Random House South Africa, Pan Macmillan South Africa, Jonathan Ball Publishing, and Duck Creek Press, New Zealand.


We represent works of literary and commercial fiction across all genres from crime and thriller to speculative epics; non-fiction from narrative to prescriptive; and Kidlit from picture books to middle grade and Young Adult.

What’s New

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia Wins Best International Fiction Award

Congratulations to Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia! She has been awarded the Best International Fiction Book Award at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2019 for SON OF THE HOUSE. His Excellency, HH Sultan bin Muhammad Al Quasimi presented the award, which includes a prize of 50,000 AED. THE SON OF THE HOUSE is published by Penguin Random House […]

THE THEORY OF FLIGHT by Siphiwe Ndlovu WINS the 2019 Sunday Times Prize for Fiction HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Siphiwe Ndlovu on winning the 2019 Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize for her debut novel The Theory of Flight!  #STLitAwards2019 THE THEORY OF FLIGHT is published by Umuzi, an imprint of Penguin Random House SA.