Lucinda Literary is a literary management firm championing the leading thinkers and emerging voices of today. Led by Lucinda Halpern, who has 15 years experience guiding authors to break-out success and long-lasting careers, we specialize in books that change the way readers work, think, and live.
In practical nonfiction, our emphasis is on big idea, popular science, and thought leadership books. In narrative nonfiction and memoir, we elevate stories that challenge the status quo, shine a light on little-known subjects, and read like fiction. In fiction itself, we fall in love with voice-driven, emotionally raw novels with commercial and literary appeal. And in children’s books, we admire unconventionally told stories that transport us.
Our strong backgrounds in marketing and broad media and film relationships enable us to be cutting-edge strategists not just for the books, but for the long-term careers of our authors. We take on a small number of new clients by design, which allows us to be hands-on, attentive, and editorially invested.
Lucinda Literary distinguishes itself from other agencies in its holistic, innovative approach to client representation, which includes a speaking division and a wide array of educational services for writers. We help authors generate their best ideas and excel at developing books from the ground up, often pairing authors with our stable of bestselling writers to bring their voices and stories to life.
Kate Rizzo handles the UK and translation rights for Lucinda Literary.