Frances Goldin Literary Agency

The Frances Goldin Literary Agency is committed to books that matter, books that engage, enlighten, entertain, and change the cultural conversation. With that aim, we partner with our clients at every stage of the publishing process, from concept development, proposal preparation, and manuscript editing to contract negotiation, publicity and marketing, while never losing sight of overall career goals.
Established by Frances Goldin in 1977, the agency continues to build on its foundational principles of fiercely advocating thought-provoking literature and the finest fiction and non-fiction. The agency has grown to represent hundreds of emerging and esteemed authors, many of whom have appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers Lists and have won major awards and prizes, including the Pulitzer-Prize, The National Humanities Medal, the National Book Award, the Orange Prize, the Pushcart Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
We extend our representation all over the globe and across all media today: our active subsidiary rights department handles foreign, audio, film and television rights. In addition, we are actively involved in finding new digital opportunities for our clients and in helping to develop their online and social media presence to meet the challenges of modern publishing.
Ensuring both the future and legacy of the agency and its commitment to its founding principles, veteran agents Ellen Geiger and Sam Stoloff have become co-owners and will carry on the Agency’s mandate and its tradition of excellence.
We are fortunate to work with celebrated and trailblazing authors across a wide range of genres, such as Barbara Kingsolver, Deborah Harkness, Dorothy Allison, and the nonfiction writers Mike Wallace, James L. Kugel, John D’Agata and Eula Biss. We are also privileged to represent the Estates of Margaret Wise Brown, Adrienne Rich, Tillie Olsen, and Essex Hemphill. We are enormously proud of our entire family of authors and our body of work.