About The Agency
LGLA maintains a small list to ensure that each project receives significant personal attention. In addition to expert contract negotiation, LGLA provides clients with skilled editorial advice and guidance throughout the writing process. Beyond working toward the success of each individual book, LGLA seeks to establish long-term relationships with writers to help them build long-lasting and satisfying careers.
LGLA has strong publishing contacts in Britain and is represented in most foreign territories. LGLA also handles film and television rights and has worked with with all the major studios, as well as with many independent production companies worldwide.
from LIFE magazine December 6, 1943
Laura Gross loves being a literary agent and has over 25 years of experience in the publishing industry. She represents a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction and will take on a work about almost any topic so long as it conveys fresh ideas and tells an exciting story in a clear and eloquent prose. After completing a degree in Comparative Literature at Brown University, Laura began her career as an assistant at two leading New York literary agencies. She then served as an editor at one of New York’s oldest publishing houses. A native of Great Britain, Laura also worked for a prominent London literary agent and three Members of Parliament before establishing LGLA in New York in 1988. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her lovely husband and her delicious daughters.
Amaryah began working as an assistant to Laura Gross in the summer of 2009. She has always been drawn to narrative non-fiction and memoir but enjoys any book that connects the reader to its characters and evokes thought and feeling. Before joining LGLA, she worked as an editorial assistant at various academic research institutes. Amaryah, a native Montrealer, earned her BA at McGill University before coming to the US to pursue graduate work. She is currently completing a PhD in American History at Brandeis University.