Amelia Atlas is a literary agent at ICM Partners, where she represents both fiction and nonfiction, with a particular interest in literary fiction and narrative nonfiction in the areas of history, current affairs, biography, science, investigative journalism, and cultural criticism – think “idea” books that still have a great sense of narrative and story. In fiction, she’s looking for bold voices and writers with a worldview who aren’t afraid to ask big questions.
She received her BA from Harvard University. Her first job after college was as an assistant at ICM, and after detours to Berlin and Boston — where she worked as a freelance book critic and senior publicist at Harvard University Press respectively — she returned to the company as an agent in 2012.
Recent titles she represents include “Dead Letters” by Caite Dolan-Leach, “To Be a Machine” by Mark O’Connell, “Inherited Disorders” by Adam Ehrlich Sachs, and “Ninety-Nine Stories of God” by Joy Williams, among others.
To Be A Machine by Mark O’Connell
Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach
Youngblood by Matt Gallagher