Andy Ross

Agent

I opened  my literary agency in January, 2008.  Prior to that, I was the owner for 30 years of the legendary  Cody's Books in Berkeley. The agency represents books in a  wide range of subjects including: narrative non-fiction, science, journalism, history, religion,  children's books, young adult,  middle grade, literary and commercial  fiction, and cooking.

 I am eager to represent projects in most genres as long as the subject or its treatment is smart, original, and will  appeal to a wide readership. In  narrative non-fiction I look for writing with a strong voice and robust narrative arc. I like history, science, journalism, and books that tell a big story about culture and society by authors with the authority to write about their subject. I am also seeking projects in all areas by scholars who are at the top of their field and who are committed to writing in style and content for a general audience.

For literary, commercial, and children's fiction, I have only one requirement --  simple, but ineffable --  that the writing reveal the terrain of that vast  and unexplored country, the human heart.