Michelle Tessler

MICHELLE TESSLER, the founder of the independent boutique agency, Tessler Literary Agency (www.tessleragency.com), represents a select number of best-selling an emerging writers.

Clients include accomplished journalists, scientists, academics, experts in their field, as well as novelists and debut authors with unique voices and stories to tell. The agency values fresh, original writing that has a compelling point of view.

She represents, among others, Hala Alyan (Salt Houses); Paul Collins (Murder of the Century), Frans de Waal (Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?);  Mira Jacob (The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing); Rebecca Kauffman (Another Place You’ve Never Been; The Gunners) Amy Stewart (Girl Waits with Gun; Lady Cop Makes Trouble); Shoba Narayan (The Milk Lady of Bangalore) and Amanda Eyre Ward (The Same Sky; How to Be Lost).

What I'm Looking For

Michelle is seeking new authors of high quality literary fiction and non-fiction (including narrative, biography, popular science, memoir, history, psychology, health, business, biography, food, and travel).

Sample Titles or Authors

Salt Houses, Hala Alyan
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, Frans de Waal
The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing, Mira Jacob

Specializes In

FICTION: Family Saga, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Upmarket Women's fiction

NONFICTION:  Adventure/True Story, Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, Food & Lifestyle, History, Investigative Journalism, Medical, Memoir Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Nature/Ecology, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Technology, Travel, Women's Concerns


FICTION: Commercial Fiction, Crime, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction

NONFICTION: Dating/Relationships, GLBT, Gift Books, Health & Fitness, Humor, Men's Concerns, Military/War, Music, Parenting, Pets, Politics, Religion, Self-Help, Spirituality, Sports, True Crime