Marilyn Biderman


After establishing Marilyn Biderman Literary Management, her solo literary agency, in 2010, Marilyn joined the Transatlantic Agency in September, 2017 where she proudly represents adult fiction and non-fiction authors. She had also worked at McClelland & Stewart Ltd. for twelve years, most recently as Vice President, Director, Rights and Contracts. At M&S, she handled the international rights of many renowned authors.

Marilyn has guest-lectured at the publishing programs at Ryerson University, Simon Fraser University, Humber College, and taught a course in the publishing program at Centennial College. She has also mentored many publishers under the auspices of the Association of Canadian Publishers and the Canada Council, and has acted as a juror in literary competitions. Marilyn is also a member of the Law Society of Ontario, and a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, the author of several papers on copyright law, a passionate balletomane, and the proud owner of Ruby, a certified St John Ambulance Therapy Dog.

Have a look at the following link for the kinds of authors and books Marilyn loves to represent:

Or: Areas of Interest: Literary fiction; sweet-spot fiction, that is, accessible but literary in intent (often found at book clubs); literary crime fiction; and women’s commercial and historical fiction. I love memoir with an utterly unique story and brilliant writing; narrative non-fiction on compelling and newsworthy topics that anticipate trends; expert non-fiction of wide appeal from authors with established social media platforms; and biographies of fascinating lives.