Thao Le

Thao_LeThao 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. While interning at the agency during college, she realized where her true love lies— books—and joined the agency full-time in the spring of 2011. Thao currently is building her list and is looking for Adult Science- Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, Young Adult (of all genres), Middle Grade (of all genres), and the occasional New Adult. Her taste for speculative fiction is eclectic and she enjoys both gritty, dark narratives and fantastically quirky stories. She is also looking for light-hearted, funny, and moving contemporary Young Adult books with a raw, authentic teen voice. She’s particularly drawn to memorable characters, smart-mouthed dialogue, strong plots that can balance romance and action, and tight writing. She would also love to see more culturally diverse characters featured as the heroes and heroines in mainstream fiction. Her favorite books are the ones that can reimagine familiar tales and tropes in a completely fresh and new way. Recent sales include: Katherine Harbour’s fantasy, Thorn Jack (Harper Voyager), Lisa Freeman’s surf YA, Honey Girl (Sky Pony Press), IPPY Award Winning S.K. Falls’ currently Untitled New Adult (Forever Yours), and James Kendley’s paranormal thriller, The Drowning God (Harper Voyager Impulse). Thao is NOT looking for: Biographies, business books, cook books, memoirs, picture books, poetry, religious/spiritual books, screenplays, self-help, short stories, travel books. I accept children’s only if the books are for middle graders and up.

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