Agent Spotlight: Caroline Eisenmann of Frances Goldin Literary Agency


Caroline Eisenmann joined the Frances Goldin Literary Agency in 2017. She previously spent four years at ICM Partners building a list in literary and upmarket fiction and nonfiction. In fiction, Caroline is particularly drawn to novels that engage with social issues, stories about obsession, and work that centers around intimacy and its discontents. Her nonfiction interests include deeply reported narratives (especially those that take the reader into the heart of a subculture), literary memoir, cultural criticism, essay collections, and history and biography with a surprising point of view.

Her clients include Kyle Chayka, Linda Rui Feng, Amanda Goldblatt, James Gregor, Brandon Hobson, Jenny Odell, Peter Kispert, and Kate Wagner. Authors represented by Caroline have won the Pushcart Prize, received a NEA Writing grant, and appeared on the shortlist for the National Book Award in fiction.

She is Seeking: Caroline is looking for upmarket and literary fiction, as well as nonfiction, including reported narratives, cultural criticism, essay collections, and history and biography with a surprising point of view. In fiction, she is particularly drawn to work with emotional impact, novels driven by intimacy and relationships, and stories that grapple with our current cultural climate.

How to Submit: Please send a query letter and the first 10 pages of your project (or a completed proposal, if the project is nonfiction) to ce [at] goldinlit [dot] com.

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