Sarah Levitt joined The Zoë Pagnamenta Agency in 2010. She is interested in the space between fiction and non-fiction; fiction so informed that it reads like non-fiction, non-fiction so enthralling and far-reaching that it feels like novel.
For non-fiction, she is looking for biography, cultural history, memoir, science, “ideas” books, and narrative non-fiction. For fiction, she is looking for imaginative, voice-driven narrative that demands a reaction (that does something) or fiction so well crafted that the doing is done in each sentence (think: Michel Houellebecq, Jamal Mahjoub, Geoff Dyer, and Jennifer Egan).
The Zoë Pagnamenta Agency is a boutique literary agency with a particular focus on literary fiction and serious non-fiction. Their US clients include Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, author of the prize-winning WHEN SKATEBOARDS WILL BE FREE, Tom Vanderbilt, author of NYT bestseller TRAFFIC, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Wayne Biddle; historians Louis P. Masur and Alice Kessler-Harris; novelists Rosie Dastgir, Alice Mattison, and Dirk Wittenborn; and narrative non-fiction writers Tom Folsom, Brendan I. Koerner, and Andrew Blum.
The agency also works closely with several UK agencies and represents a number of writers in the US and Canada on their behalf, from Hisham Matar and Alan Bennett to Anthony Horowitz, David Almond, Meg Rosoff, Andrew Miller (winner of the 2011 Costa Book of the Year award for PURE) and Edmund de Waal, author of the NYT bestselling family memoir THE HARE WITH AMBER EYES (winner of the 2010 Costa Biography of the Year award and the 2011 Ondaatje Prize).