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 politics, current affairs, and espionage from a diverse range of voices and perspectives.
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 and Pangyrus. I also worked as an indie bookseller for several years.
I am especially interested in both fiction and narrative nonfiction with a timely, distinctive story and a diverse cast of characters.
A Boston-area native, I studied the anthropology of religion before turning to publishing. I began my editorial career with two magazines at Harvard University and later as an assistant at LGLA. I have several years of experience as a freelance editor for academic and trade publishers, and have also worked as an indie bookseller and film producer. I now spend much of my time as a freelance Spanish-to-English translator. My translations can be found in the Massachusetts Review and Latin American Literature Today.
As an affiliate agent, I will focus mainly on bringing Spanish-language books into Anglophone markets, but I am also building a small list of authors who write in English. I work with literature for both children and adults and am committed to amplifying underrepresented voices.