Hillary Jacobson is a literary agent at ICM Partners in New York City. She is actively building a list consisting of commercial and literary fiction, YA, as well as narrative non-fiction and memoir. She joined ICM in 2015, started representing books in 2016, and was officially promoted to agent in 2017. Prior to ICM, she interned at Random House, Janklow & Nesbit and Alloy Entertainment. She is a graduate of Brown University.
With one of the most prestigious literary departments in the world, ICM Partners represents a wide range of writers, including authors of bestselling fiction and non-fiction books, prominent newspaper and magazine journalists, as well as recipients of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and many other literary honors. Among the agency’s clients are acclaimed and popular authors such as Patricia Cornwell, Thomas L. Friedman, Cormac McCarthy, Walter Isaacson, Toni Morrison, Anna Quindlen, Carl Hiaasen, E.L. Doctorow, Anthony Swofford, John Feinstein, Vince Flynn, Nelson DeMille, Chris Cleave, Ann Patchett, Jennifer Egan, Katherine Boo, and Steve Martin. For each of the last several years, ICM has represented more than 100 titles on The New York Times Best Sellers list. In addition to selling publication rights, ICM’s New York literary agents work closely with ICM agents in Los Angeles to seek out opportunities for film and television adaptations. For foreign rights, ICM works in partnership with Curtis Brown in London, who sell UK and translation rights to ICM books. In recent years, ICM has joined forces with two outside literary agencies: Rafe Sagalyn in Washington, DC and Gelfman/Schneider in New York