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 out-of-the box literary thrillers, and wildly appreciate edgy, voice-driven coming-of-age tales.  My dreams for nonfiction remain ambitious: serious, immersive journalism with a strong sense of place and story, compelling memoirs, behind-the-scenes looks at fascinating subcultures, and killer essay collections. My authors include National Book Award finalist Carmen Maria Machado (HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES), NYT-bestselling essayist Samantha Irby (WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE), Boston Globe-bestselling novelist Henriette Lazaridis (THE CLOVER HOUSE), and New York Times Notable novelist Martin Seay (THE MIRROR THIEF).

Sample Titles or Authors

Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, Samantha Irby
The Mirror Thief, Martin Seay

Specialize in

Fiction

Humor/Satire, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural

NONFICTION

Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, GLBT, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Pop Culture, Travel

Consider

Fiction

Fantasy, GLBT, Historical Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Short Story Collections, Thrillers/Suspense

NONFICTION

Adventure/True Story, History