15 Minute Pitch Session with literary agent Sally Wofford-Girand.
Sally is a hands-on agent with a passion for great storytelling. She loves the thrill of discovery in working with debut novelists. Sally is on the board of AAR and a board member of Writers Omi, an international writers colony in New York State.
Sally Wofford-Girand has worked with such luminaries as Salman Rushdie, Grace Paley, Kim Edwards, and Alice Hoffman as the foreign rights director at a boutique literary agency. Her particular areas of interest are: history, memoir, women’s issues, cultural studies, and, most of all, fiction that is both literary and gripping. Favorite authors include Cormac McCarthy, Kate Atkinson, Jennifer Egan, Elizabeth Strout, Anne Patchett, John Green, Jose Saramago, and Wallace Stegner. She is a hands-on agent with a passion for great storytelling. She loves the thrill of discovery in working with debut novelists. Sally is on the board of AAR and a board member of Writers Omi, an international writers colony in New York State.
Union Literary is a full-service boutique agency specializing in literary fiction, popular fiction, narrative non-fiction, memoir, social history, business and general big idea books, popular science, cookbooks and food writing. We excel at project development, hands-on editing and placing our projects with domestic and foreign publishers, film and television companies.
Authors include: novelists Alyson Richman (The Velvet Hours); Kim Barnes (In The Kingdom of Men), Vanessa Diffenbaugh (New York Times bestselling The Language of Flowers, published in 40 countries), Jardine Libaire (White Fur), Kaylie Jones (A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries, adapted into a Merchant-Ivory film), Geoff Nicholson (Booker finalist), Jenny Offill (Dept. of Speculation), Kristen Roupenian (You Know You Want This); Ellen Sussman (national bestselling French Lessons); memoirists Kate Braestrup (New York Times bestselling Here If You Need Me, optioned by CBS), Conor Grennan (New York Times bestselling Little Princes, published in 12 countries), Ashley Judd (New York Times bestselling All That is Bitter and Sweet), Michael Frank (The Mighty Franks); scientist John Marzluff (national bestselling The Gifts of the Crow); young adult and middle grade authors Steven Arntson (forthcoming The Trap), Jenny Lee (Elvis and the Underdogs); cookbook authors Emily Elsen and Melissa Elsen (Pie: Four & Twenty Blackbirds), Maria Speck (Ancient Grains for Modern Meals, winner of multiple awards including IACP’s Julia Child Award); and the estates of Gracey Paley, Pamela Moore, James Jones and David Markson.
Learn more at unionliterary.com