Stephen Barbara is a literary agent with InkWell Management in Manhattan. He represents a broad list of writers, including bestselling, award-winning, and emerging authors in the areas of fiction and nonfiction, adult and children’s books. His clients include New York Times and international bestseller Lauren Oliver, Newbery Medal winner Laura Amy Schlitz, National Book Award nominee Lisa Graff, Bram Stoker Award winner and World Fantasy Award nominee Paul Tremblay, #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Ricardo Cortés, as well as the companies Paper Lantern Lit and The Story Pirates.
Stephen graduated from the University of Chicago in 2002 with a BA in English language and literature. Prior to joining Inkwell, he was a critic and freelance sports writer, contracts director of the Maass Agency for three years, and an agent with Foundry Media for six. He lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with his family.