Literary Agents

  • Chairman

    AUTHOR CAREER BUILDER, BRAND DEVELOPER, PASSIONATE ADVOCATE, INNOVATOR These are just some of the phrases that Robert Gottlieb’s clients use to describe to him. Robert says, “I have spent my career as a book agent working with au…

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  • CEO

    PREMIER BOOK PUBLISHING AGENT TO CELEBRITIES People are amazed when they find out the celebrities, comedians, and public figures that Dan Strone has represented in book publishing. During his established career as the publishing agent t…

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  • Executive Vice President

    AWARD-WINNING AUTHORS AND BESTSELLERS Ellen Levine has represented many award-winning authors whose books have become international best-sellers and have been made into major feature films. Her clients have won Pulitzer prizes, National Book…

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  • Executive Vice President

    BUILDING CAREERS AT AN AGENCY “That’s what I do as an agent,” says Scott Miller. “I find authors who have the talent to connect with the public through both fiction and nonfiction, and then I help to launch their careers.” Scott is also inte…

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  • Senior Vice President

    EDITOR’S EDITOR BECOMES AUTHOR-CENTERED ENTREPRENEURIAL AGENT After a twenty-year career in senior-level editorial jobs (Atheneum, Addison-Wesley, Viking Penguin, and Basic Books) and as a publisher (Smithsonian/Harper Collins), Don Fehr joi…

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  • Vice President

    TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’, BUT COMPELLING STORYTELLING STILL RULES When Alyssa Eisner Henkin became an editorial assistant in 1999 she was just happy to have coworkers who loved Anne of Green Gables as much as she did. Little did she know, over …

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  • Vice President

    THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Claire has traveled the globe many times, but in a very unusual way. As head of Trident’s Foreign Rights Department, she has had direct and frequent interaction with many editors at many publishing firms in over…

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  • Literary Agent & VP Filmed Entertainment

    RETURNING TO HER ROOTS AS AN AGENT Erica Spellman Silverman’s current clients include Jennifer L. Scott, New York Times and USA Today, Bestselling authors Jessica Sorensen and USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Donovan. Eric…

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  • Executive Vice President

    John Silbersack brings over thirty years of publishing and editorial experience to Trident Media Group. Prior to joining Trident, Mr. Silbersack built a solid publishing background at companies such as HarperCollins, Warner Books, and Penguin Putnam. He founded six imprints and worked with writers and media properties including Senator Lincoln Chafee, General Wesley Clark, Chuck Close, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Philip K. Dick, the Frank Herbert Estate, Dean Koontz, Ursula K. LeGuin, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, the NBA, the Obama Inaugural Committee, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, the Ellen Raskin Estate, Charles Schulz and Denzel Washington.

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  • Literary Agent

    PASSION MEETS PUBLISHING For Amanda Annis, her love of books has always been at the center of her career. She has worked as a writer with a B.F.A. in poetry, a bookseller, and as an editor at several publishers including Penguin Random House…

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  • Literary Agent

    THE NEXT GENERATION Mark Gottlieb has ranked #1 among Agents on Publishers Marketplace in Overall Deals and other individual categories. Using that same initiative and insight for identifying talented writers, he is actively building hi…

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  • Literary Agent

    LOVE OF BOOKS AND EXPERIENCE: A WINNING COMBINATION Sarah’s love of books was the driving force that brought her to New York City to pursue an M.A. in Literature. After that, she decided that the best way to build a career in books was…

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  • Literary Agent

    PEOPLE WHO READ MORE ARE PEOPLE WHO DREAM When asked how he became an agent at Trident, concentrating in the expanding children’s, middle grade and young adult businesses, Alex simply replies, “It was only natural.” While karma is not …

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  • Literary Agent

    LAUNCHING NEW VOICES Alexa Stark joined Trident in 2012 to work with Ellen Levine and her illustrious authors. She was soon promoted to First Serial Associate and sold stories, essays, and book excerpts to The New Yorker, Harper’s, Par…

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