Stephen Barr

*Meetings Sold Out*

Stephen Barr is a senior literary agent at Writers House, where he started out as an intern in 2008. He graduated from UCLA with an English degree in 2007, then moved to New York City simply because of how cool Robert Downey, Jr. made publishing look in the film adaptation of Michael Chabon’s Wonder Boys. He represents a broad list of both children’s and adult books, and his clients include John Corey Whaley (Where Things Come Back), Maggie Thrash (Honor Girl), Brooke Shields (There Was a Little Girl), Jared Dillian (Street Freak), and Emily Hughes (Wild).

Sample Titles or Authors

Honor Girl, Maggie Thrash
Where Things Come Back, John Corey Whaley
Fraidyzoo, Thyra Heder

Specialize in


Children's, Picture Books, Young Adult


Adventure/True Story



Commercial Fiction, Crime, Family Saga, Fantasy, GLBT, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor/Satire, Literary Fiction, Middle Grade, Multi-Cultural, Mystery, Science Fiction, Short Story Collections, Thrillers/ Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction


Social/ Cultural Issues, Current Affairs, Food & Lifestyle, History, Humor, Investigative Journalism, Juvenile, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Music, Narrative, Nature/Ecology, Pop Culture, Psychology, Religion, Science, Sports, Technology, Travel