The Directory of Literary Agents
7 Insider Secrets to Get a Top Agent, Publisher, and Book Deal
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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.
Georges Borchardt is a literary agent with the Georges Borchardt Literary Agency. Georges is a well-respected literary agent in America; he has represented figures ranging from General Charles de Gaulle to Jane Fonda. Borchardt’s first job in New York was as an assistant in a literary agency specializing in foreign writers. In 1959, it was Borchardt who secured an American publisher for Elie Wiesel’s Night, following rejection after rejection by publishers who labeled the memoir of Wiesel’s internment in concentration camps too morbid for American readers. Night has sold more than six million copies in the United States alone.
Borchardt is responsible for the American publication of the first works by Samuel Beckett. He also introduced to American readers major works by Roland Barthes, Pierre Bourdieu, Marguerite Duras, Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault, Eug
This literary agent represents:
FICTION: General Fiction * Literary * Mainstream * Women’s Fiction *
NONFICTION: Autobiography * Biography * Cooking/Cookbook * Current Events/Affairs * General Nonfiction * History * Memoir * Military/War * Narrative * Politics * Pop Culture * Reference * Science *
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