Thao Le is a literary agent who also handles finances and selected contracts at the Dijkstra Agency. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, with a double major in Econ-Management Science and Chinese Studies.
Susanna L. Porter, Vice President and Executive Editor in the Random House Publishing Group, is noted for her success in acquiring historical fiction, including several novels written from the perspective of women.
Andra Miller is a Senior Editor at Algonquin Books, and has worked in the company’s New York office for the past 12 years. Andra acquires and edits both literary fiction and narrative nonfiction.
Brenda Copeland is an Executive Editor at St. Martin’s Press, where she has worked since 2010. Brenda publishes a vibrant mix of fiction and non-fiction, from the commercial to the literary, and looks for strong stories told with a strong voice.
Emma Sweeney of the Emma Sweeney Agency is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives and the Women’s Media Group, where she served as president in 2003.
Chris Parris-Lamb is an agent at The Gernert Company, a boutique literary agency in Midtown Manhattan that represents bestselling and award-winning authors ranging from John Grisham to Tea Obreht.
Jeff Kleinman is a literary agent, intellectual property attorney, and founding partner of Folio Literary Management, LLC, a New York literary agency which works with all of the major U.S. publishers (and, through subagents, with most international publishers).
Deborah Grosvenor has more than 25 years’ experience in the book publishing business as an agent and editor. During her career, she has edited or represented several hundred nonfiction books.
April Eberhardt, after 25 years as a corporate strategist and consultant, joined the literary world as head reader for Zoetrope: All-Story, a literary magazine, followed by five years as an agent with two San Francisco-based literary agencies.
Elise Capron is an agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, which was established over 30 years ago and is known for guiding the careers of many best-selling fiction and non-fiction authors, including Amy Tan, Lisa See, Maxine Hong Kingston, Chitra Divakaruni, Eric Foner, Marcus Rediker, and many more.