2022 Agent Pitch – Michelle Tessler


15 Minute Pitch Session with literary agent Michelle Tessler.


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15 Minute Pitch Session with literary agent Michelle Tessler.


Michelle Tessler represents a select number of best-selling and emerging authors in both fiction and non-fiction. Clients include accomplished journalists, scientists, academics, experts in their field, as well as novelists and debut authors with unique voices and stories to tell. She values fresh, original writing that has a compelling point of view.

She has worked in the publishing industry for over twenty years. Before forming her boutique agency in 2004, Michelle worked at the William Morris Agency and the prestigious literary agency Carlisle & Company (now Inkwell Management). She represents, among others, Seth Casteel (Underwater Dogs); Paul Collins (Murder of the Century), Frans de Waal (The Bonobo and The AtheistOur Inner Ape); Leanne Ely (Saving Dinner); Mira Jacob (The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing); Amy Stewart (The Drunken BotanistWicked Plants); Amanda Eyre Ward (Close Your EyesHow to Be Lost); David Sloan Wilson (The Neighborhood ProjectEvolution for Everyone). She is a member of the Association of Author’s Representatives and Women’s Media Group.