Roz Foster is a literary agent with the Frances Goldin Literary Agency. After spending more than six years as a literary agent with the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, Roz joined the Goldin Agency in 2019. She’s interested in books that grapple with what it is to be human, books that confront big human themes—morality, purpose, freedom, faith or its lack, hierarchy, success, violence, meaning, love, and death. She looks for stories that make sense of the chaos of life and the harshness of reality. She loves writing that has emotional depth, makes insightful observations, and demonstrates exquisite linguistic skill.
In fiction, Roz is looking for literary or commercial; contemporary, speculative/sci-fi (including cli-fi) on the literary side, historical, supernatural, mystery/crime, and thriller. In nonfiction, she’s looking for history, nonfiction narrative, memoir, business, self-help, tech, science, and design.
Recent sales through the Goldin Agency include Clare Corbould and Michael McDonnell’s TO CHOOSE OUR BETTER HISTORY (New Press); Surekha Davies’s HUMANS: A MONSTROUS HISTORY (UC Press); Christopher Paul Harris’s TO BUILD A BLACK FUTURE (Princeton UP); and Robin Bernstein’s THE TRIALS OF WILLIAM FREEMAN: A STORY OF MURDER, RACE, AND AMERICA’S FIRST INDUSTRIAL PRISON (U of Chicago Press). Select sales through the Dijkstra Agency include Constance Sayers’s A WITCH IN TIME and THE LADIES OF THE SECRET CIRCUS (Redhook); Martha Jones’s VANGUARD (Basic); Susan O’Donovan’s BECOMING CITIZENS (Metropolitan); Daniel Russell’s THE JOY OF SEARCH (MIT Press); Claire Potter’s POLITICAL JUNKIES (Basic); Blain Roberts and Ethan J. Kytle’s DENMARK VESEY’S GARDEN (New Press); and Michael K. Honey’s TO THE PROMISED LAND (Norton).