Leigh Feldman Joins Writers House Literary Agency

Respected Literary Agent for books such as Cold Mountain, Memoirs of a Geisha and best-selling author Sarah Dessen Joins Leading Literary Agency

Jan 31, 2011, 17:31 ET from Writers House

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Literary agent Leigh Feldman is joining industry-leader Writers House, a full service agency with a stellar reputation in both adult and children's books. With offices in New York, California and London, Writers House is home to more than fifteen full-time agents, many of whom have been with the company for over twenty years. Writers House has a stable of talent that includes such top authors as Nora Roberts, Ken Follett, Stephenie Meyer, Christopher Paolini, Neil Gaiman, Michael Lewis, Stephen Hawking and Rebecca Skloot.

During her 20 years as an agent at Darhansoff, Verrill, Feldman, Ms. Feldman represented a number of major books including Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain and Arthur Golden's Memories of a Geisha. At Writers House, she will build on the agency's strong literary fiction and narrative non-fiction lists, as well as continue representing bestselling YA authors such as Sarah Dessen.

"I'm so lucky to have had the experience of working with Liz and Chuck for the last 20 years. Liz was a wonderful mentor to me and her wisdom and guidance is something that will benefit me as I move on to the next stage of my career with Writers House," says Ms. Feldman.

Writers House was founded by Chairman Al Zuckerman, a former novelist, TV writer, and teacher of playwriting at Yale. Mr. Zuckerman continues as Chairman and senior agent, with President and CEO Amy Berkower and COO Simon Lipskar serving as Managing Partners. "We are thrilled to have someone of Leigh's caliber and stature join our extraordinary team of agents," says Ms. Berkower. "Writers House agents work individually as well as collectively and take full advantage of our unparalleled depth of experience, and now with Leigh joining us, our team is that much stronger," says Mr. Lipskar.

Looking forward to her first day at Writers House in February, Ms. Feldman feels confident that the services Writers House provides will be a tremendous asset for me and for my clients. "I chose Writers House because of their reputation among agents, authors and publishers as being strong author advocates who have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the business, specifically I'm impressed by how well they have grasped the complexities and opportunities of digital's emergence in book publishing. Most importantly, they're big enough to have the kind of leverage needed in today's complicated marketplace, but their approach reflects the kind of personalized service usually associated with boutique agencies," says Ms. Feldman.


Michael Mejias

Writers House



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