The Directory of Literary Agents
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Literary Agent Directory
Important: Visit each agent’s website (links in their listings below) to see if they’re open to submissions before querying.
Claire Roberts is a literary agent with and the founder of Claire Roberts Global Literary Management LLC. With nearly three decades of experience in publishing, Claire Roberts knows the industry from both the publisher side and the agency side of the business, and has negotiated many major contracts for authors. She has held executive positions at Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and worked most recently at a major literary agency, Trident Media Group. At Trident she was Vice-President and Managing Director of the Foreign Rights department and developed her own client list.
Claire Roberts has handled the international literary careers of many authors, including Marilynne Robinson, Esi Edugyan, Justin Cronin, Michael Ondaatje, Marlon James, Elizabeth George, former Google chairman Eric Schmidt, Ayana Mathis, Jon Krakauer, Paul Harding, and W. Bruce Cameron.
Claire Roberts graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a major in Comparative Literature, and she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). When she’s not reading a manuscript, she enjoys bicycling, cooking and, ever hopeful, growing flowers in her garden.
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: Commercial * Crime/Detective/Police * General Fiction * Historical * Literary * Mystery * Upmarket Fiction *
NONFICTION: General Nonfiction * History * Memoir * Upmarket *
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