Tessa David Taking Submissions

Tessa David

Literary Agent

Tessa David is an Agent in the Books Division. She joined PFD in 2014 as a graduate in English Literature from Edinburgh University.

What I'm looking for...

Adult fiction

Literary, historical,  high concept psychological thrillers and literary/ commercial crossover fiction. I have a particular weak spot for books set in wild and remote locations – think tiny islands or windswept moors; add in a murder or love story (or both) and I’m hooked.

Children’s fiction:

Fast paced and adventurous middle grade with series potential.


History, philosophy, nature writing, popular science, cookery, and any and all types of narrative non-fiction – three of my favourite books are When Breath Becomes Air, The Outrun and The Shepherd’s Life.