Agents & Editors 2017

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Rob Arnold

Rob Arnold is an Associate Agent at Aevitas Creative Management specializing in literary fiction and memoir. With over a decade of experience in literary publishing, he has worked with such authors as Denis Johnson, Lauren Groff, Rick Moody, Lydia Davis, Jim Shepard, Ottessa Moshfegh, and others. Before coming to Aevitas, he cofounded the online journal […]


Eve Attermann

Eve Attermann has worked in WME’s Literary Department since 2011, representing a varied list of literary and commercial fiction writers, musicians, chefs, journalists and historians. Her clients include Rachel Barenbaum, Melissa Scrivner Love, Hollie Overton, Elizabeth Plank, Snowden Wright, Virginia Grohl, Laci Green and Danielle Blau, among others. Eve started her career at Little, Brown […]


Noah Ballard

Noah Ballard is an agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd. He received his BA in English from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and began his career in publishing at Emma Sweeney Agency where he sold foreign rights for the agency in addition to building his own client list. Noah specializes in literary debuts, upmarket thrillers and narrative […]


Stephen Barr

Stephen Barr is a senior literary agent at Writers House, where he started out as an intern in 2008. He graduated from UCLA with an English Degree in 2007, then moved to New York City simply because of how cool Robert Downey, Jr. made publishing look in the film adaptation of Michael Chabon’s Wonder Boys. […]


Regina Brooks

Regina Brooks is the founder and president of Serendipity Literary Agency LLC, in New York, New York. Her agency has represented and established a diverse base of award-winning clients in adult and young adult fiction, nonfiction, and children’s literature. The agencies authors have made the New York Times List and have won National Book Awards, […]


Nate Brown

Nate Brown is a Baltimore based fiction writer and editor whose stories and essays have appeared in the Iowa Review, Mississippi Review, Five Chapters, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Publisher’s Weekly, Lithub, and Barrelhouse. He has received scholarships and fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing; the Vermont Studio Center; the Ucross Foundation; […]

October 31, 2017


Danielle Bukowski

Danielle Bukowski is the foreign rights associate and associate agent at Sterling Lord Literistic. Originally from Pennsylvania, she graduated from Vassar College and spent a semester at University College London. She is looking for upmarket women’s fiction, smart commercial fiction, and literary fiction, and wants to hear from underrepresented and marginalized voices in particular. She […]


Marisa Corvisiero

Literary Agent Marisa A. Corvisiero, Esq. is a Literary Agent and the Founder of the Corvisiero Literary Agency. She is also an Author Coach, Literary Consultant, Speaker, Author, and Attorney (The Corvisiero Law Practice, P.C) with over seventeen years of experience in Corporate Law and Trust & Estates in New York City. She holds a […]


Reiko Davis

Before joining DeFiore in early 2016, Reiko Davis was an associate agent at Miriam Altshuler Literary Agency for four years. She grew up in Kansas City, received her BA in Comparative Literature and Art History from Brown University, and is a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course. Reiko’s interests are varied, but she is particularly […]


April Eberhardt

April Eberhardt is literary change agent and author advocate passionate about helping authors be published in the most effective and satisfying way. After 25 years as a corporate strategist and consultant, April joined the literary world. She advises and assists authors worldwide, as they choose the best pathway to publication for their work, be it […]


Susanna Einstein

Susanna Einstein launched E.L.M. in 2015 after working as an agent for ten years, first at LJK Literary Management and then at the Einstein Thompson Agency. She has worked in publishing since 1995, first in the publicity and editorial departments at what was then called Warner Books (now Grand Central Publishing) and then as a […]


Sorche Fairbank

A small, selective agency and member of AAR, the Author’s Guild, the Agents Round Table, PEN, and Grub Street’s Literary Advisory Council, Fairbank Literary Representation is happily in its fifteenth year. Clients range from first-time authors to international best-sellers, prize winning-journalists to professionals at the top of their fields. They can be found with all […]


Katie Grimm

Born in Colorado and a graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine, Katie Grimm moved to New York City to be the assistant for Don Congdon Associates in 2007. She currently focuses on her own list of authors as well as handling several agency Estates, but she still greatly enjoys managing the business side of an […]


Robert Guinsler

Robert Guinsler has been with Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. since 2000. His general curiosity in all things has allowed him the opportunity to represent a wide variety of prize-winning and New York Times bestselling nonfiction authors and projects. From the geopolitical mosaics of journalists Rania Abouzeid and Mikhail Zygar, to the impassioned memoirs of Alexandria […]


Katherine Fausset

Katherine Fausset began working in book publishing in 1998. First as an assistant at the Watkins/Loomis Agency, then joining Curtis Brown, Ltd. as an agent in 2006. She represents many award-winning and national bestselling authors of literary and upmarket commercial fiction, and select non-fiction. Sample Titles or Authors Emily St. John Mandel Elise Juska Benjamin […]


Cherise Fisher

Cherise Fisher began her career in publishing as the assistant to the Editor-in-Chief of Dell Publishing a month after graduating from Yale University. Over the course of her twenty-five year career as an acquiring editor at Simon & Schuster and the Editor in Chief of Plume (an imprint of Penguin Random House), she has shepherded […]


Erin Harris

Erin Harris is a literary Agent at Folio Literary Management and a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at the New School.  She brings a strong editorial eye and hands-on approach to her agenting practice. Erin is seeking bold, debut voices in literary and book club fiction.  On her wish list: novels that […]


Christopher Hernandez

Chris Hernandez (HarperCollins Children’s Books/HarperTeen) is a children’s book author and editor. After nearly eight years in industry, he’s had the privilege of working with such stellar talents as Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate, National Book Award winner Thanhhà Lại, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Pittacus Lore. His current list includes Jaye Robin Brown’s […]


Annie Hwang

Originally from Los Angeles, Annie represents literary fiction and select nonfiction. As a former journalist, she possesses a keen editorial eye which she brings to her approach to agenting, taking an active role in helping clients reach their full potential and guiding them through every stage of their writing career from ideation to publication and […]


Allison Hunter

Allison Hunter began her publishing career in 2005 working for the Los Angeles-based literary publicity firm Kim-from-L.A, and was an agent at InkWell Management and the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency before joining Janklow & Nesbit in 2016. Allison’s clients include novelists L. Alison Heller, Swan Huntley, Megan Mulry and Anna Pitoniak, memoirists Katie Heaney and […]


Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is an agent at Dunow Carlson Lerner. Her list includes authors of fiction and non-fiction in a wide range of categories, including David Wroblewski (The Story of Edgar Sawtelle,) Susan Straight (Between Heaven and Here,) Susie Steiner (Persons Unknown,) Michael Lemonick (The Perpetual Now) and Daphne Miller (Farmacology.) She looks for books with […]


Kaitlyn Johnson

After receiving a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, Kaitlyn refused to leave the concept of nightly homework behind. Centering her life around everything literary, she started her own freelance editing company, K. Johnson Editorial, as soon as her diploma arrived in the mail. Kaitlyn started out as an intern for Corvisiero […]


Allison Malecha

Allison Malecha is an associate editor at Grove Atlantic where she edits a mix of fiction and nonfiction. She works with publisher Morgan Entrekin, as well as on Otto Penzler’s crime fiction imprint, The Mysterious Press, and on Freeman’s with John Freeman. She has a BA in Comparative Literature & Society from Columbia University and […]


Jill Marr

Jill is an agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. She graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing and a minor in history. She has a strong media background and over 15 years of publishing experience. After writing ad copy and features for published books […]


Tanya McKinnon

Tanya McKinnon has been a literary agent since 2000. She began her career in publishing as the youngest person to become a full editor and collective member of South End Press. While there she helped conceive and edited NYT bestseller Cornel West’s Breaking Bread.  After receiving an M.A. in cultural anthropology, she returned to publishing […]


Dana Murphy

Dana Murphy is a literary agent with The Book Group, focusing on upmarket and literary fiction and voice-driven nonfiction. After studying critical film theory and sociology at New York University, Dana began her literary career in 2012 as an assistant to Brettne Bloom and Elisabeth Weed.  In 2015, The Book Group was founded and Dana […]


Monica Odom

Monica Odom is an agent at Liza Dawson Associates, where she represents a variety of nonfiction, as well as literary and upmarket fiction, and illustrators. Monica earned her Masters in Publishing: Digital & Print Media from New York University in 2014, and has a B.A. in English from Montclair State University. She was also schooled […]


Amaryah Orenstein

Amaryah Orenstein, founder of GO Literary, a Boston-based boutique agency, is thrilled to help writers bring their ideas to life. Aiming to give voice to a broad range of perspectives, she represents a wide array of fiction and nonfiction, and is always looking for works that wed beautiful writing with a strong narrative and tackle […]


Ayesha Pande

Ayesha Pande has worked in the publishing industry for twenty-five years. Before launching her boutique agency, Ayesha held editorial positions at Farrar Straus & Giroux, HarperCollins and Crown Publishers. She is a member of AAR (Association of Author’s Representatives), PEN, the Asian American Writer’s Workshop and the Women’s Media Group. She has attended numerous writing […]


Jessica Papin

Jessica Papin first joined DG&B in 2003, after spending eight years as an editor at Warner Books (now Grand Central). In 2004, she moved to Egypt, where she spent three years working for the American University in Cairo Press. Upon her return to the United States, she rejoined DG&B. With a background on both sides […]


Christine Pride

Christine Pride joined Simon and Schuster in 2016. She spent more than a decade as an editor at various corporate imprints including Doubleday, Broadway, Crown and Hyperion, and then, most recently, struck out on her own for a wonderful three year stint as a freelance editor and ghostwriter. Both in house and as a freelancer […]


Ladette Randolph

Ladette Randolph is editor-in-chief of the literary journal Ploughshares and on the faculty of the Writing, Literature and Publishing Department at Emerson College in Boston.She is the author of four books: a memoir, Leaving the Pink House, and three works of fiction: including the award-winning novels, Haven’s Wake. and A Sandhills Ballad. Before joining the staff […]

November 3, 2017


Maggie Riggs

Maggie Riggs is the founder of The Riggs Agency, a boutique agency that specializes in literary fiction, as well as select non-fiction projects including creative non-fiction and essays. Maggie is drawn to manuscripts that are inventive, and push boundaries–of form, genre, culture, and beyond. She especially appreciates voice-driven work in both fiction and non-fiction, as […]


Quressa Robinson

Quressa Robinson joined the Nelson Literary Agency in 2017 after working at a previous agency and as an editor for five years. She is originally from San Francisco, but has been living in New York City for over a decade. As a New York based agent, she is eager to build her YA and Adult lists. When not […]


Rayhané Sanders

Rayhané Sanders is an agent at Massie & McQuilkin (www.mmqlit.com), where she represents literary, historical, and upmarket book club fiction; narrative nonfiction; and memoir. She began her career at Newsweek Magazine, before moving to book publishing a decade ago, working for Penguin’s Dutton and Gotham Books and then for William Morris Endeavor, where she worked […]


Samantha Shea

After graduating from Colgate University, Samantha Shea joined Georges Borchardt, Inc. in 2010 and was made a Vice President in 2016. As an agent, she is focused on representing literary fiction, history, memoir, journalism, and other narrative nonfiction. Her list includes such writers as: Lesley Arimah (2017 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35), Zach Dorfman […]


Anjali Singh

Anjali Singh is an agent at Ayesha Pande Literary. Before becoming an agent, she worked as an international literary scout, as an editor Vintage Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Simon & Schuster and as Editorial Director at Other Press. She is is best known for having championed Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis after stumbling across it on […]


Eric Smith

Eric Smith is an associate literary agent with P.S. Literary, focusing mostly on Young Adult fiction, with a bit of non-fiction and literary fiction in the mix. He loves YA books that make him cry, non-fiction that challenges him, and literary novels that are hard to define. He also writes his own books, and is […]


Jonah Straus

Jonah Straus is founder of Straus Literary, a boutique literary agency based in San Francisco with an office in New York. He specializes in literary fiction, especially with with an international or multicultural perspective, journalism, history, narrative nonfiction, and the culinary arts. Jonah got his start in publishing in the warehouse of Atrium Publishers Group, […]


Jennifer Chen Tran

Jennifer Chen Tran is an agent at Bradford Literary, joining in September 2017. She represents both fiction and non-fiction. Originally from New York, Jennifer is a lifelong reader and experienced member of the publishing industry. Prior to joining Bradford Literary, she was an Associate Agent at Fuse Literary and served as Counsel at The New […]


Mitchell Waters

Mitchell Waters started working at Curtis Brown in 1995. Before joining the agency, Mitchell was a teaching fellow at Fordham University, specializing in English literature. He represents a wide and diverse array of literary and commercial fiction and nonfiction, including mystery, history, biography, memoir, young adult, cookbooks, self-help and popular culture. Some recent or representative […]


Kent Wolf

At The Friedrich Agency I represent boundary-pushing fiction but I would never turn away a more commercially-inclined project as long as the writing shines. I have a particular weakness for literary novels that incorporate genre elements—fantasy, sci-fi, horror—am a sucker for haunting, moody stories featuring other cultures and foreign locales, love to be unsettled by […]


Steven Woodward

Steve Woodward is an editor at Graywolf Press, where he has edited books of literary fiction and nonfiction with authors such as Fiona Maazel, Jon Raymond, Daisy Johnson, Benjamin Percy, Maud Casey, Angela Palm, Susan Steinberg, and others. He has an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan and a BA in English from […]


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