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 (2017 Livingston Award Winner), Camille Dungy (author of Guidebook to Relative Strangers, WW Norton, 2017), Lydia Fitzpatrick (Stegner Fellow), Amy Butcher (author of Visiting Hours, Blue/Rider Penguin, 2015), Greg Jackson (2017 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 and Granta’s Best Young American Novelist), Reiko Rizzuto (National Book Critics Circle Finalist), and Jenny Zhang (author of Sour Heart, Lenny Books, 2017).

Sample Titles or Authors

What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, Lesley Nneka Arimah
Sour Heart, Jenny Zhang
Lost in Lololand, Jonathan Kaiman

Specialize in

Fiction

Literary Fiction

NONFICTION

Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, History, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Narrative,

Consider

FICTION

Historical Fiction, Short Story Collections, Upmarket Women’s Fiction

Nonfiction

Food & Lifestyle, Medical, Men’s Concerns, Military/War, Politics, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, True Crime, Women’s Concerns