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.
Susan Rabiner is a literary agent with the Susan Rabiner Literary Agency. She co-founded Susan Rabiner Literary with Alfred Fortunato (with whom she co-wrote Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published) as a boutique agency dedicated to big idea books, the type of books she published as a senior editor at a number of major New York publishing houses and as editorial director of Basic Books, then a division of HarperCollins. Since then, the agency has won a slew of awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes in biography (Hirohito by Herbert Bix and The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher by Debby Applegate), two Bancrofts, (Fordlandia by Greg Grandin, and The Other Slavery, which was also named a finalist in nonfiction for the 2017 National Book Award, by Andres Resendez), as well as the Penn and Plutarch prizes in biography (Holding On Upside Down: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore by Linda Leavell). Other authors she currently represents include Mario Livio, Bruce Schneier, Holger Hoock, David Lindley, Pamela Haag, Bruce Tulgan, Carlo Rotella, and Nancy MacLean.
This literary agent represents:
NONFICTION: Art * Biography * Current Events/Affairs * Film/Entertainment * General Nonfiction * History * Music * Politics * Pop Culture * Science *
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