VERONICA GOLDSTEIN

Veronica Goldstein has been with Fletcher & Company (now UTA) since 2015. Her list includes contemporary literary fiction and voice-driven narrative nonfiction that probes important social issues. She is interested in underrepresented stories from all parts of the world and writers with compelling, provocative perspectives.

 

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

I’m drawn to voices with a new story to tell, especially writers from different parts of the world, Americans whose stories are underrepresented in traditional publishing, and works in translation. A sense of urgency is crucial for me, and writers who engage critically with questions of identity and our collective future (political and economic systems, technology, the climate) are nearest to my heart. In 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. On the nonfiction side, 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 by Jennifer Makumbi
ON THE LINE by Daisy Pitkin
MASTERS OF THE LOST LAND by Heriberto Araujo

SPECIALIZES IN

FICTION: Literary Fiction

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

CONSIDERS

FICTION: GLBT, Historical Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Short Story Collections, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, GLBT, Humor, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Nature/Ecology, Politics, Psychology, Science, Technology