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Agent Roundtable with Mary Krienke of Sterling Lord Literistic

  • Paragraph Workspace for Writers 35 West 14th Street, 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10011 (map)

Mary Krienke joined Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. in 2006 and works with Laurie Liss and Peter Matson, representing and co-representing literary and upmarket fiction, voice-driven nonfiction, and memoir. Mary is particularly drawn to nonfiction that speaks to something essential and of-the moment (with an awareness that we are speaking from a specific cultural POV). In terms of fiction, she gravitates toward work that explores new forms of storytelling and employs a strong and/or unfamiliar voice. Whether investigating an author's own life experiences or their characters’ complications and motivations, honesty and rigor are always key. Work that is psychologically and emotionally nuanced is especially welcome, as is writing that illuminates through humor or by playing with genre. Mary received her MFA in Fiction from Columbia University and has a deep appreciation for dark chocolate; her other interests include film, television, art, and design.

This event is open to Paragraph members (+1) and alumni. RSVP to to reserve your seat. A limited number of tickets are available to the public. You can purchase one here. Space is limited!