Sarah Bedingfield

Sarah has been an agent with Levine Greenberg Rostan since 2016. She represents high-concept, genre-busting literary novels, domestic and psychological suspense, upmarket, big-hearted family epics, historical fiction, and international, diverse voices.

She loves most types of literary and upmarket commercial fiction, especially novels that show powerful imagination, compulsive plotting and unique points of view that say something important. Family dramas, cross-genre narratives with notes of magical realism, darkly Gothic stories that may lead to nightmares and twisty psychological suspense are among her favorite things to read. A southerner at heart, she can’t help but love books set in the south, but she’s a die-hard for any world immersive enough to make her miss her stop on the train or cry in public.

Hailing from North Carolina, Sarah graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a double major in Psychology and English. She spent her first three years in New York teaching 11th grade English in the Bronx and getting her masters at Hunter College. She began her publishing career at Crown and Hogarth, where she worked in editorial for almost five years before becoming an agent.

It’s impossible to list all, but a few of her favorite authors are Shirley Jackson, Gabriel García Márquez, Gillian Flynn, Stephen King, Haruki Murakami, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Madeleine L’Engle.

What I'm Looking For

Upmarket commercial fiction that tells powerful and empowering stories we haven't heard before, like Where the Crawdads Sing and Such a Fun Age; dark, twisty and surprising psychological fiction with strong female leads; high-concept literary in vein of Station Eleven or The Age of Miracles that takes the world and spins it ever-so-slightly off axis.

I don't do hard sci-fi, but I will certainly consider genre-bending novels with elements of sci-fi (like Dark Matter)

 

Specializes In

FICTION: Literary Fiction, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women’s Fiction

Considers

FICTION: Commercial Fiction, Crime, Family Saga, GLBT, Historical Fiction, Horror, Multi-Cultural, Science Fiction, Young Adult