Sally Wofford-Girand, co-founder and literary agent at Union Literary, an agency specializing in literary fiction, popular fiction, narrative non-fiction, memoir, social history, business and general big idea books, popular science, cookbooks and food writing. Sally has worked with such luminaries as Salman Rushdie, Peter Carey, Alice Hoffman, and Kim Edwards as the foreign rights director. Her particular areas of interest are: memoir, women’s issues, cultural studies, and, most of all, fiction that is both beautifully written and propulsive. She represents novelist Joe Wilkins, Jenny Offill, Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Laura McHugh, Alyson Richman and Jardine Libaire, to name a few, the estates of Grace Paley, James Welch and David Markson, and narrative non-fiction writers such as Michael Frank and Kate Braestrup.   Favorite authors include Shirley Jackson, Cormac McCarthy, Kate Atkinson, Jennifer Egan, Elizabeth Strout, Anne Patchett, John Green, Jose Saramago, and Wallace Stegner. She is a hands-on agent with a passion for great storytelling. She loves the thrill of discovery in working with debut novelists. Sally is on the board of the Association of Authors’ Representatives and a board member of Writers Omi, an international writers colony in New York State. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and three children.

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