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Agent Roundtable: Molly Friedrich of the Friedrich Agency

  • Paragraph Workspace for Writers 35 West 14th Street, 3rd Floor New York United States (map)

Join us for a discussion with Molly Friedrich!

Molly Friedrich founded The Friedrich Agency in 2006, following nearly three decades at The Aaron Priest Literary Agency. Joined by her daughter, Lucy Carson, as well as Agent & Foreign Rights Director Kent Wolf, the agency has retained its intimacy and dedication to attentive, hands-on representation. Our vision and strategy are built for the long term, nurturing and brokering not only print publishing rights, but every dimension of a writing career: translation rights, film & television, audio, serial, and merchandising. Just over a decade later, the agency is home to a select and beloved list of novelists and authors of non-fiction, both critically and commercially celebrated.

Molly says: “My greatest four a.m. fear as an agent is that I might have turned away ULYSSES but I’d never have missed A PASSAGE TO INDIA. Forty years ago, I’d have leapt to sell anything that wasn’t nailed down; over the years I’ve become more selective. Once starving, I’m now rarely hungry. That said, I’m still looking for the debut novel that is irresistible, for the non-fiction proposal which alters the way I see the world. I’m a fairly catholic, straight-ahead reader; I don’t flourish without well-rounded, declarative sentences! Five books that I loved but did NOT sell: BLACK SWAN GREEN, anything by Michael Pollan, THERE IS NO ME WITHOUT YOU, THE BRAIN THAT CHANGES ITSELF, A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW.”

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Earlier Event: June 8
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Later Event: July 13
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