I am a literary agent with the Irene Goodman agency based in New York City, established 40 years ago! IGLA represents a wide range of distinguished authors, including critically acclaimed and bestselling novelists, memoirists, essayists, journalist, designers, and Film/TV personalities. Our dedicated approach offers clients a full service experience that extends beyond domestic sales to International, Film, Television, and Branding, etc. and our personal commitment to and passion for our work means every author gets a hands-on, personalized experience!
I represent bestselling and award winning \ authors writing an eclectic list of genres that ranges from adult literary and upmarket commercial fiction through Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction. I am always eager for fiction and non-fiction that haunts me, and I am hungry for a variety of genres for all audiences, including Literary and Upmarket Suspense, Thrillers, Magical Realism, Speculative, Mystery, Gothic, and Procedurals, and my list is split between high-concept contemporary and sci-fi / fantasy titles!
For more information about my clients and what I am looking to represent, please check out the WHAT TO SEND page of my website.
When not working or reading, I am a lover of music, sleep, pasta, old friends, new friends, animals, dance parties, travel shows, exercise, food, Disney films, crime dramas, fuzzy sweaters, and laughter.
Lee O'Brien Junior Agent
GENRES WE REPRESENT : Literary and Upmarket Commercial Fiction ranging from psychological suspense, to thrillers, mysteries, and horror. Whether it's speculative, supernatural or shocking, We are invested in strongly plotted, high-concept stories with the voice to match! At IGLA, we aim to get our books into the hands of all audiences ranging from Middle Grade to Young Adult to Adult readers across contemporary and SF/F genres. GENRES WE DON'T REPRESENT: We represent select non-fiction in the Children's space. Otherwise, we're not the best bet for literary memoir, essays, popular science, psychology, philosophy, religious/ new age/spirituality books. In fiction I tend to be unpersuaded by Picture Books, Erotica, New Adult, and Regency Romances.
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