Laura Biagi

Laura Biagi

Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency Inc.

My Manuscript Wish List

What I’m most interested in finding are books that give me an emotional response, that make me see the world differently, and that contain complex and compelling characters, plots that surprise, and dynamic writing that takes me places I didn’t expect.

Some things I’m especially interested in at the moment: Magical realism in the vein of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a literary fiction journey story where the characters change as much as the landscape around them, absurdism a la George Saunders, anything reminiscent of Karen Russell, strong female edgy voices like Miranda July, a story with a gothic or magical realist twist set in Kentucky or the South, literary YA with Romani characters, and contemporary YA with characters following their passions and trying to figure out life as in Rainbow Rowell’s novels.

And here’s a bit of a broader description of my interests:
Adult literary fiction (contemporary, magical realism, historical, psychological thriller, absurdism, cultural themes, social issues), upmarket women’s fiction, young readers’ fiction (young adult, middle grade, chapter books, and picture books of all types including contemporary realism, magical realism, fantasy, historical, scifi).

 


Fun facts about me:

I thought seriously about being a cultural anthropologist and studied the intersection of Mayan and Western medicine in Guatemala. I also write myself and come from a small town in Kentucky.

Submission Guidelines

To query Laura, please include your summary and the first page of your manuscript in the “Summary of Work” box on the agency submissions page at http://jvnla.com/submissions.php.


Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Agent
Fiction: Children's, Family Saga, General, Historical, Literary, Middle Grade, Picture Books, Short Story, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: History, Journalism, Memoir, Psychology, Science

Favorite sub-genres: Contemporary Young Adult, Diversity, Feminism, Literary Middle Grade, Magical Realism, Psychological Thrillers, Speculative Fiction, Upmarket Women's Fiction
I’d like the next…

Karen Russell, Jenny Offill, Rainbow Rowell. Or anything else–I’d like something that STARTS a new wave 🙂


My favorites include…

Fav authors: J.K. Rowling, Jose Saramago, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, George Saunders, Miranda July, Kurt Vonnegut, Rainbow Rowell.

Fav movies: Inception, Slumdog Millionaire, Proof, Moulin Rouge.

Fav TV shows: Game of Thrones, The Magicians, Once Upon a Time.

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