VERONICA GOLDSTEIN

Veronica Goldstein has been with Fletcher & Company since 2015. Her list includes contemporary literary fiction and voice-driven narrative nonfiction, criticism, and memoir that probes important social issues. She’s drawn to distinctive voices with a new story to tell and a strong sense of urgency. Writers who engage critically with questions of identity and our collective future (political and economic systems, technology, climate) are nearest to her heart. On the fiction side, she appreciates a sharp sense of humor, fully realized characters, and a strong sense of imagination. She previously worked in academic publishing and Spanish translation and interpretation and is a graduate of Occidental College.

Recent books from her clients include A Girl is a Body of Water by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (Tin House, Sept. 2020) and A World Beneath the Sands by Toby Wilkinson (Norton, Oct. 2020). A few forthcoming books include Warmth by Daniel Sherrell (Penguin, August 2021), Masters of the Lost Land by Heriberto Araujo (Custom House); In Whose Ruins by Alicia Puglionesi (Scribner); and Into Flames by Daisy Pitkin (Algonquin, Spring 2022).

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

Fiction: Contemporary literary fiction. I look for novels with a contemporary voice that balance the complexities of culture and politics with storytelling that delves deep into the inner worlds of its characters in a way that challenges expectations and deepens the emotional stakes of the story (Zadie Smith, Sheila Heti, Sally Rooney). Autofiction, speculative fiction, and experimental forms are always of interest to me.

Nonfiction: Issue-driven narrative nonfiction with or without personal elements, investigative journalism, criticism and pop culture. I’m interested in compelling critical takes on cultural and sociological trends and investigative and issue-focused narrative nonfiction, as well as memoir that makes the personal political and vice versa (Eula Biss, Maggie Nelson).

SAMPLE TITLES OR AUTHORS

A Girl is a Body of Water, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Warmth, Daniel Sherrell
Masters of the Lost Land, Heriberto Araujo

SPECIALIZES IN

FICTION: Literary Fiction

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, Investigative Journalism, Narrative, Nature/Ecology, Politics, Pop Culture, Science, Women's Concerns

CONSIDERS

FICTION: Family Saga, GLBT, Humor/Satire, Multi/Cultural, Short Story Collections

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, GLBT, History, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Technology, True Crime