von_mehren_webJane von Mehren is a partner at Aevitas Creative Management and became an agent after more than 25 years as an editor and publishing executive at Houghton Mifflin, Penguin, and Random House. As an agent, her list includes nonfiction in the areas of business, cooking, health, history, memoir, parenting, psychology, and science. Works that von Mehren has recently sold to publishers include paleontologist Stephen L. Brusatte’s The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs (William Morrow), historian Susan Stryker’s Changing Gender: Transgender History from the Nineteenth Century until Now (Farrar Straus & Giroux), geologist Rob Wesson’s Darwin’s First Theory: Exploring Darwin’s Quest for a Theory of Earth (Pegasus Books), Linda Kay Klein’s Man Made Girls: The Intimate Lives of Women Raised in the Evangelical Christian Church (Touchstone). A lifelong fiction lover, she is interested in representing YA and Middle Grade literature, thrillers, and women’s, book club, and historical fiction. Among the fiction she has placed with publishers are Janet Benton’s debut novel, Lilli de Jong (Nan A. Talese/ Doubleday) and Minrose Gwin’s novel Promise (William Morrow). Jane von Mehren holds a B.A. with honors in English from Vassar College. She has received numerous honors over the course of her career including a Tony Godwin Fellowship, Jerusalem Editorial Fellowship, and Frankfurt Fellowship. She has taught at New York University’s publishing program as well as at writers’ workshops throughout the country.

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