Sorche Fairbank

A small, selective agency and member of AAR, the Author's Guild, the Agents Round Table, PEN, and Grub Street's Literary Advisory Council, Fairbank Literary Representation is happily in its seventeenth year. Clients range from first-time authors to international best-sellers, prize winning-journalists to professionals at the top of their fields. They can be found with all the major publishers, as well as in the New York Times, Harper’s, the Atlantic, the New Yorker, Granta, Best American Short Stories, and more.

Our tastes tend toward literary and international fiction; the occasional thriller with a firm sense of place; big memoir that goes beyond the me-moir; topical or narrative non-fiction with a strong interest in women’s voices, global perspectives, and class and race issues; children's picture books & Middle Grade from illustrator/artists only; quality lifestyle books (food, wine, and design); pop culture; and gift and humor books. We are most likely to pick up works that are of social or cultural significance, newsworthy, or that cause us to take great delight in the words, images or ideas on the page. Above all, we look for a fresh voice, approach, story, or idea.

What I'm Looking For

Our tastes tend toward literary and international fiction; the occasional thriller with a firm sense of place; big memoir that goes beyond the me-moir; topical or narrative non-fiction with a strong interest in women’s voices, global perspectives, and class and race issues; children's picture books & Middle Grade from illustrator/artists only; quality lifestyle books (food, wine, and design); pop culture; and gift and humor books. We are most likely to pick up works that are of social or cultural significance, newsworthy, or that cause us to take great delight in the words, images or ideas on the page. Above all, we look for a fresh voice, approach, story, or idea.

Sample Titles

Weekends with Daisy, Sharron Kahn Luttrell
East of the West, Miroslav Penkov
101 Things I Learned series, Matthew Frederick

Specializes In

FICTION: Commercial Fiction, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Picture Books, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Gift Books, Humor, Investigative Journalism, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Pop Culture

OTHER: Beautifully packaged "object" books

Considers

FICTION: Children's, Graphic Novels, Middle Grade, Mystery, Short Story Collections, Thrillers/Suspense

NONFICTION: Current Affairs, Food & Lifestyle, History, Memoir, Music, Pets, True Crime, Women's Concerns