About the agency

The Laura Gross Literary Agency represents award-winning and best-selling authors of both fiction and non-fiction as well as first time writers. Our small list ensures that each client receives significant personal attention, editorial advice and guidance throughout the publishing process. We have strong publishing contacts in Britain and are represented in most foreign territories. We also handle film and television rights and have worked with with all the major studios, as well as with many independent production companies worldwide.


from LIFE magazine December 6, 1943
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Laura Gross

I have been a literary agent for over 25 years and am extremely lucky to love what I do. I’m also fortunate that I am able to represent a broad range of both fiction and non-fiction writers. I am particularly interested in history, politics, and current affairs, and also love beautifully written literary fiction and intelligent thrillers.

After completing a degree in Comparative Literature at Brown University, I began my publishing career as an assistant at two leading New York literary agencies. I then became the youngest editor at one of New York’s oldest publishing houses.

I grew up in London, where I worked for a prominent literary agent as well as for three Members of Parliament (which allowed me a fascinating view of the British government’s innards before security was tight).