Mitch Hoffman

Mitch Hoffman joined the Aaron Priest Literary Agency as a Senior Agent in December 2015, and is actively building a list of authors writing across the spectrum of fiction and nonfiction. He was previously Vice-President, Executive Editor at Grand Central Publishing.

As an editor, Mitch published over 200 books, more than 60 of which were New York Times bestsellers. He has nurtured the careers of debut novelists as well as global #1 bestselling authors, and has worked with journalists, memoirists, scientists, historians, and members of the military and intelligence services. Their books have won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Edgar Award, ITW’s Thriller Award, The Barnes & Noble Discover Award, and have been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, among many other honors.

Prior to joining Grand Central Publishing in 2007, Mitch held editorial positions at Dutton and Dell Publishing, and began his career as an intern at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He has been a Fellow of the Jerusalem International Book Fair, a Distinguished Guest of the Toronto International Festival of Authors, and has been a featured panelist at a wide array of industry events, numerous writers’ conferences, and has also addressed the bipartisan Creative Rights Caucus on Capitol Hill (sponsored by the AAP and Authors Guild) regarding collaboration between writers and publishers, and the importance of copyright protection for authors.

What I'm Looking For

I'm looking for fiction and nonfiction, including literary fiction, thrillers, and suspense, as well as narrative nonfiction, politics, popular science, history, memoir, current events, and pop culture.

Sample Titles or Authors

The Martin Chronicles, John Fried
Child 44, Tom Rob Smith
Talking to Robots, David Ewing Duncan

Specializes In

FICTION: Commercial Fiction, Crime, Family Saga, Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Mystery, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, History, Humor, Investigative Journalism, Medical, Memoir, Men's Concerns, Military/War, Multi-Cultural, Music, Narrative, Politics, Pop Culture, Religion, Science, Technology


FICTION: Chick Lit, Short Story Collections

NONFICTION: Food & Lifestyle, Health & Fitness, Nature/Ecology, Psychology, Travel