AEMILIA PHILLIPS

A Mexican-American woman with long brown hair and brown eyes, wearing a brown sweater and black vest, with a gray dog in front of her.

Aemilia Phillips joined Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency after completing the Columbia University Publishing Course. She graduated from Harvard University, and is putting her English degree to good use in the world of publishing, working with a range of fiction and nonfiction writers. She’s particularly interested in writers who push conventional boundaries in order to address cultural, political, and social justice issues. With family on both sides of the Mexican border and interests in journalism, narrative nonfiction, and literary fiction, she looks for diverse, smart writing with an impactful story to tell.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

For nonfiction I'm looking for driven, obsessed writers and topics that challenge the way we think about the world, with a particular interest in Latin American and feminist voices. I love books that at first glance appear to be commercial, but that are also smart cultural critiques that force readers to examine new viewpoints. I'm fascinated by darker, complex fictional characters who upend preconceptions, stories with just a touch of magic, and novels that allow me to step into someone else’s shoes.

SAMPLE TITLES OR AUTHORS

In the Dream House, Carmen Maria Machado

1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones

Children of the Land, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Citizen, Claudia Rankine

Concepcion, Albert Samaha

How Much of These Hills Is Gold, C. Pam Zhang

Specializes In

FICTION: Family Saga, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Investigative Journalism, Multi-Cultural, Narrative

Considers

FICTION: Chick Lit, Commercial Fiction, Crime, Fantasy, GLBT, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Short Story Collections, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, Current Affairs, GLBT, History, Medical, Memoir, Nature/Ecology, Pets, Politics, Pop Culture, Science, Sports, Travel, True Crime, Women's Concerns