Rebecca Friedman, a literary agent at Sterling Lord Literistic (SLL), graduated from Barnard College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in European History. She first found out about the job of literary agents during her senior year of college while reading a biography of the famous literary editor Maxwell Perkins. After college, she worked in the sales department at Random House before landing a job at the literary agency Trident Media Group. It was while working at the literary agency Sanford J. Greenburger Associates that she heard about a job opportunity to work for Peter Matson. She jumped at the opportunity and has been working at SLL since 2005.
Today, Friedman “represents a wide range of fiction and nonfiction, but is primarily interested in memoir, reportorial nonfiction, history, current events, literary, international and commercial fiction” (Rebecca Friedman). She is constantly looking for new talent and has described the process as “a matching game“ (Loeb). Her clients include Rachel Shukert, Sara Shilo, Meredith Resnick, Sam Logan, Ducky Doolittle, Ron Leshem, Jared Matthew Weiss, Annia Ciezadlo, Basharat Peer, Darragh Worland, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Courtney Jones, and many more.
– Devin Hardee
For more information about the clients Friedman represents, visit her Twitter page and blog:
Loeb, Eryn. “Seek and You Shall Sign.” Poetsandwriters.coverleaf.com. Poets&Writers, Jul. 2010. Web. 15 Nov. 2010.
Rebecca Friedman. Sterling Lord Literistic, INC., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2010 <http://www.sll.com/agents_friedman.html>.