Andy Ross opened his literary agency in January, 2008. Prior to that, he 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.
He is 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 he looks for writing with a strong voice and robust narrative arc. He likes history, science, journalism, and books that tell a big story about culture and society by authors with the authority to write about their subject. He is 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, he has only one requirement -- simple, but ineffable -- that the writing reveal the terrain of that vast and unexplored country, the human heart.
Andy is a member of the Association of Author Representatives (AAR).
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