2024 Agent Session – Lisa Leshne


15 Minute One-On-One Session with literary agent Lisa Leshne.

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15 Minute One-On-One Session with literary agent Lisa Leshne.


Lisa Leshne is most interested in narrative and prescriptive non-fiction, especially on social justice, sports, health, wellness, business, political and parenting topics. She loves memoirs that transport the reader into another person’s head and give a voyeuristic view of someone else’s extraordinary experiences. Lisa also enjoys literary and commercial fiction and some young adult and middle-grade books that take the reader on a journey and are just plain fun to read.



Lisa Leshne’s clients include a diverse list of #1 New York Times bestselling, Pulitzer, Polk award-winning, and debut authors across many genres. She is most passionate about memoir and narrative non-fiction that elevate social justice topics, women’s issues, and underrepresented voices. She also acquires in the sports, business, political, health and pop-culture genres, and is always seeking exceptional literary and commercial fiction.

Lisa has worked in the media and entertainment business for 30+ years and her entire career has been spent working with and advocating for writers. Prior to founding her eponymous agency in 2011, she was a literary agent at LJK Literary. Previously, Lisa co-founded <i>The Prague Post</i> newspaper in 1991 Czechoslovakia and served as Publisher for over a decade. At the Wall Street Journal, she was Executive Director, International, for <a href=”http://wsj.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>WSJ.com</a>, responsible for business operations in Europe and Asia, overseeing advertising, marketing and circulation.

The Leshne Agency a full-service literary agency committed to the success of our authors over the course of their careers. Our authors have appeared in the <em>New York Times</em>, The <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, <em>USA Today</em>, and the <em>Washington Post, </em>as well as on NPR, Oprah’s Book Club, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSBNC, and a host of others. We take a deeply personal approach by working closely with our authors to develop their best ideas for maximum impact and reach across all formats, providing hands-on guidance and networking for lasting success.