Katherine Fausset is an agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd. in New York City. She represents literary fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, mysteries, thrillers, memoir, journalism and select non-fiction. Her clients include New York Times bestselling authors Emily St. John Mandel, Cara Black, Cynthia Hand and Chris Rose, as well as Benjamin Percy, Nina McConigley, Laura van den Berg, Kyle Minor, Elise Juska, Lisa Brackmann, Kristyn Kusek Lewis and M.L. Longworth. Katherine grew up in New Orleans, is a graduate of Harvard University, and is co-author of two humorous cookbooks for twenty-somethings, The Cooking Club Cookbook and its sequel, published (way back when she actually was a twenty-something) by Random House. Katherine began her career in book publishing in 1999 at the Watkins/Loomis Agency, and joined Curtis Brown in 2006. She and her husband and son live in Brooklyn, New York.
Ken Sherman is President of Ken Sherman & Associates, a Los Angeles based literary agency. An agent for more than twenty years, working with book, film and television writers, Ken has accumulated an impressive list of clients with such notable names as David Guterson, Anne Perry, Franz Kafka, Tawni O’Dell, Willa Cather, John Updike, Starhawk, and Julio Cortazar. In addition to his agency work, Sherman is also a popular and accomplished speaker, having taught and lectured extensively at venues including UCLA, USC, The American Film Institute, The Aspen Institute, The San Francisco Writers Conference, and The Eugene International Film Festival where he recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sarah Levitt is a literary agent at The Zoë Pagnamenta Agency. She is interested in serious non-fiction (biography, cultural history, memoir, science, “ideas” books, and narrative), in addition to voice-driven, imaginative, literary fiction that demands a reaction from the reader. US clients include Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, author of the prize-winning When Skateboards Will Be Free and a PEN/Robert W. Bingham finalist for his short stories, Brief Encounters with the Enemy; Tom Vanderbilt, author of NYT bestseller Traffic; Pulitzer-Prize winning critic Sebastian Smee; historians Louis P. Masur and Alice Kessler-Harris; novelists Rosie Dastgir, Alice Mattison, and Dirk Wittenborn; and narrative non-fiction writers Julian Rubinstein, Brendan I. Koerner, and Andrew Blum.
Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein
Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein, senior agent at McIntosh & Otis, has degrees from New York University and Manhattan School of Music. She began her book publishing career in subsidiary rights and then took on the responsibilities of acquisitions editor at a major audio publishing imprint. Initially, she joined McIntosh & Otis to manage all subsidiary rights but began working as an agent shortly thereafter. Her primary interests include literary fiction, women’s fiction, historical fiction, and mystery/suspense, romance, along with narrative non-fiction, history and current affairs. Elizabeth represents numerous New York Times bestsellers, and both Agatha and Edgar Award winners and nominees.