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 […]

Anjali Singh

Anjali Singh is an agent at Ayesha Pande Literary. Before becoming an agent, she worked as an international literary scout, as an editor Vintage Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Simon & Schuster and as Editorial Director at Other Press. She is is best known for having championed Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis after stumbling across it on […]

Eric Smith

Eric Smith is an associate literary agent with P.S. Literary, focusing mostly on Young Adult fiction, with a bit of non-fiction and literary fiction in the mix. He loves YA books that make him cry, non-fiction that challenges him, and literary novels that are hard to define. He also writes his own books, and is […]

Jonah Straus

Jonah Straus is founder of Straus Literary, a boutique literary agency based in San Francisco with an office in New York. He specializes in literary fiction, especially with with an international or multicultural perspective, journalism, history, narrative nonfiction, and the culinary arts. Jonah got his start in publishing in the warehouse of Atrium Publishers Group, […]

Jennifer Chen Tran

Jennifer Chen Tran is an agent at Bradford Literary, joining in September 2017. She represents both fiction and non-fiction. Originally from New York, Jennifer is a lifelong reader and experienced member of the publishing industry. Prior to joining Bradford Literary, she was an Associate Agent at Fuse Literary and served as Counsel at The New […]

Mitchell Waters

Mitchell Waters started working at Curtis Brown in 1995. Before joining the agency, Mitchell was a teaching fellow at Fordham University, specializing in English literature. He represents a wide and diverse array of literary and commercial fiction and nonfiction, including mystery, history, biography, memoir, young adult, cookbooks, self-help and popular culture. Some recent or representative […]

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 […]