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.
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).
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 have been a literary agent for 30 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.
I grew up outside of Seattle and graduated summa cum laude from Emerson College with a degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing as well as Theatre Studies. I began my publishing career as an editorial intern at Aevitas Creative Management (formerly Zachary Shuster Harmsworth). My editorial work can be seen at The Millions. I also worked as an indie bookseller for several years.
I am especially interested in fiction and nonfiction involving social justice, political issues, and other timely and underrepresented stories.