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 conferences and has taught college level courses in editing. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University. Among her many wonderful clients are National Book Award Winner and NYT bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi, PEN/Bingham Prize winner Danielle Evans, PEN/Bellwether Prize winner and National Book Award finalist Lisa Ko, NYT Bestseller Shilpi Somaya Gowda, and PEN/Hemingway finalist Patricia Engel. Her interests are wide-ranging and include literary as well as popular fiction, young adult, and women’s fiction. She is also seeking authors of non-fiction, including biography, history, popular culture, cultural commentary, and memoir. She is particularly drawn to distinctive, original voices and books with a compelling premise.
Sample Titles or Authors
Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Upmarket Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Cultural/Social Issues, History, Investigative Journalism, Medical, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Politics, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Women’s Concerns
Chick Lit, Commercial Fiction, Crime, Erotica, Family Saga, Fantasy, GLBT, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Short Story Collections
Adventure/True Story, Current Affairs, Dating/Relationships, Food & Lifestyle, GLBT, Memoir, Military/War, Nature/Ecology, Parenting, Technology, True Crime