2022 Agent Pitch – Alia Hanna Habib


15 Minute Pitch Session with literary agent Alia Hanna Habib.

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15 Minute Pitch Session with literary agent Alia Hannah Habib.

Alia Hanna Habib is a literary agent at the Gernert Company. Alia began her publishing career as a book publicist at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She represents narrative nonfiction, memoir and literary fiction.

Her list includes the New York Times’ 1619 Project’s forthcoming book series; MacArthur Fellow and journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones; Doree Shafrir, author of Startup: A Novel; journalist and PBS NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor; Chasten Buttigieg’s New York Times bestseller I Have Something to Tell You; Josh Levin’s The Queen, winner of the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in Biography; literary critic Lauren Oyler’s forthcoming debut novel Fake Accounts; award-winning and bestselling poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib and Clint Smith, poet, scholar, author of the poetry collection Counting Descent and forthcoming nonfiction debut How the Word is Passed.

Her authors have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the LA Times Book Prize and have been nominated for the Edgar Awards, PEN Awards and the National Book Award.