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 the major publishers, as well as in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Harper’s, the Atlantic, the New Yorker, Granta, Best American Short Stories, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Glimmertrain, and more.

Lately we have been doing extremely well in the humor/gift/pop culture category, international fiction, and children’s picture books by illustrator artists, and we’d love to take on more projects in those categories. Above all, we look for a fresh voice, approach, story, or idea. Sorche’s tastes tend toward literary and international fiction; the occasional mystery or thriller with a firm sense of place; big memoir that goes beyond the me-moir; topical or narrative nonfiction with a strong interest in women’s voices, global perspectives, and class and race issues; children’s picture books & middle grade from illustrator/artists only; quality lifestyle books (food, wine, and design); pop culture; craft; and gift and humor books. She is most likely to pick up works that are of social or cultural significance, newsworthy, are able to wholly transport the reader, or that cause her to take great delight in the words, images or ideas on the page.

Sample Titles

Weekends with Daisy, Sharron Kahn Luttrell
East of the West, Miroslav Penkov
Peanut Butter & Cupcake, Terry Border

Specialize in

Fiction

Commercial Fiction, Humor/Satire, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Short Story Collections, Upmarket Women’s Fiction

NONFICTION

Cultural Social Issues, Food & Lifestyle, Gift Books, History, Humor, Investigative Journalism, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Pop Culture, Science, Women’s Concerns

Consider

fiction

Chick Lit, Children’s, Crime, Family Saga, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade, Mystery, Picture Books, Thrillers/Suspense, Young Adult

NONFICTION

Current Affairs, Health & Fitness, Juvenile, Memoir, Music, Parenting, Pets, Sports, True Crime