Lauren Hall is a literary agent, executive producer, and multiple #1 New York Times bestselling writer and collaborator.
Over her ten years in publishing, she has worked on 26 New York Times bestselling books, collaborating with and representing both new and seasoned talent. Having participated in every step of the publishing process—agenting, editing, designing, promoting, and co-writing—has provided her with a deep and holistic insight into what makes a book both commercially and culturally successful. Her comprehensive and integrated approach means she loves being a creative collaborator.
As the former Editorial Director for a full-service literary agency, Lauren wrote and developed proposals and provided editorial for the agency’s larger clients while working closely with both authors and publishers to develop and sell influential books. She trained and managed a team of writers, editors, and designers to take books from concept to completion. In addition, she is a seasoned collaborator and has ghostwritten several bestselling books for select authors.
Prior to her work in literary and talent management, Lauren worked at The Village Voice and literary non-profit, 826NYC.
Lauren joined Folio in 2022 and now resides in Austin, Texas.
Folio Literary Management, LLC is a full-service literary management company dedicated to providing authors and literary estates with comprehensive representation and career management.
Folio represents more than a thousand authors, placing their works with publishers throughout the U.S. and around the world. Our agents work with the best talents in both fiction and non-fiction, from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors to Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners; to winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, Edgar, PEN/New England, PEN/Faulkner, and James Beard Awards. We have also established a major footprint in the field of children’s and young adult publishing with Folio Jr., a list devoted to picture books, middle-grade, and young adult fiction.
In 2018, Folio acquired Harold Ober Associates, a legacy New York City literary agency representing some of the most iconic writers of the 20th century. Founded in 1929, Harold Ober Associates played a vital role in the careers of such literary legends such as Agatha Christie, William Faulkner, James Herriot, J.D. Salinger, Langston Hughes, Pearl S. Buck, Dylan Thomas, Ford Madox Ford, Richard Adams, Lois Lowry, and Ira Levin, among many, many others. In 2020, Emma Sweeney Agency, LLC moved to Folio as well.
Everyone at Folio strongly believes that books can and do change lives, and that well-told stories make a difference in the world. We are the people who help bring an author’s vision to life, and help open readers’ eyes to new vistas, new experiences, and new perspectives— whether it’s an author with her first or twentieth book. For Folio agents, our work is not a job - it’s a passion and an adventure we dive into every day.