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 non-fiction 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
Humor/Satire, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural
Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, GLBT, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Pop Culture, Travel
Fantasy, GLBT, Historical Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Short Story Collections, Thrillers/Suspense
Adventure/True Story, History