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Janet Silver represents a roster of bestselling and award-winning authors. Her clients include Cheryl Strayed, author of the international bestsellers Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things; Anthony Marra, award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena and the story collection The Tsar of Love and Techno; Monique Truong, winner of the Asian American Literary Award for The Book of Salt; Hanna Pylväinin, Whiting Award winner for her novel We Sinners; novelist Christopher Castellani, winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship for his recent novel Leading Men; and Whiting Award winner Safiya Sinclair, author of the poetry collection Cannibal and the forthcoming How to Say Babylon: A Jamaican Memoir. She also proudly represents Zell faculty Michael Byers and Linda Gregerson and had the privilege of being Peter Ho Davies’ editor for his first three books.
Janet brings in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry and extensive editorial experience to her work as an agent. Before joining Aevitas, she was Publisher at Houghton Mifflin, where she worked with such renowned authors as Philip Roth, Jhumpa Lahiri, Tim O’Brien, and Jonathan Safran Foer. At Aevitas, she represents literary fiction, memoir, and creative/narrative nonfiction with a compelling storyline. In both fiction and nonfiction, she seeks singular voices and unique perspectives.
Janet has been a trustee of the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and is on the advisory board of Ploughshares magazine. She was recently profiled in Poets & Writers..
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