Aemilia Phillips

Aemilia Phillips joined Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency after completing the Columbia University Publishing Course. She graduated from Harvard University with high honors, and is putting her English degree to good use in the world of publishing, working with a range of fiction and non-fiction writers.

She’s young scrappy and hungry, and is particularly interested in writers who push conventional boundaries in order to address cultural, political, and social justice issues. With family on both sides of the Mexican border and interests in journalism, narrative non-fiction, and literary fiction, she looks for diverse, smart writing with an impactful story to tell.

What I'm Looking For

For non-fiction I'm looking for driven, obsessed writers and topics that challenge the way we think about the world, with a particular interest in Latin American and feminist voices. I love books that at first glance appear to be commercial, but are also really smart cultural critiques that force readers to examine new viewpoints. I'm fascinated by darker, complex fictional characters who upend preconceptions, and literary novels that allow me to step into someone else's shoes.

Sample Titles or Authors

Lizz Huerta
Jennifer Lunden
Dave Schonfeld
Charlotte Kaufman

Specializes In

FICTION: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, Cultural/Social Issues, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Women's Concerns

Considers

FICTION: Commercial Fiction, Short Story Collections, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Current Affairs, Food & Lifestyle, Nature/Ecology, Politics, Science, Travel