With nearly three decades of experience in publishing, Claire Roberts knows the industry from both the publisher side and the agency side of the business and has negotiated many major contracts for the authors she has handled. She has held executive positions at Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and worked most recently at a major literary agency, Trident Media Group. At Trident she was Vice-President and Managing Director of the Foreign Rights department and developed her own client list. She has handled the international literary careers of many authors, including Marilynne Robinson, Esi Edugyan, Justin Cronin, Michael Ondaatje, Marlon James, former Google chairman Eric Schmidt, Elizabeth George, Ayana Mathis, Jon Krakauer, Paul Harding, and W. Bruce Cameron.
Claire Roberts Global Literary Management offers her clients the close attention of a boutique agency, providing the best match of writer and publisher in the US and Canada, as well as around the world. Authors have many opportunities for publication beyond North America and due to our experience at the forefront of international literary markets, we are uniquely positioned to manage a writer's career globally, from print to television and film rights, to translated editions, audio and e-book editions.
Claire Roberts graduated from Brown University with a B.A. magna cum laude in Comparative Literature and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is a member of AAR.
We handle literary fiction, upmarket crime fiction upmarket commercial fiction, history, memoir and upmarket nonfiction.
We are not handling poetry, science fiction, romance, westerns, screenplays, how-to, diet and fitness titles, or sports books.