Roz Foster joined the Frances Goldin Literary Agency in 2019. Previously, she spent over six years as a literary agent with the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. With a BA in English literature from UC San Diego, she studied philosophy at the University of Sheffield, UK and earned her MA in English, with an emphasis in composition & rhetoric and creative writing, from Portland State University.
Roz specializes in serious nonfiction in the areas of history, politics and current affairs. She’s also interested in technology, science, design and memoir. She’s passionate about books illuminating the roots of persistent national and international troubles that offer insight toward solution. She looks for accessible, driven storytelling from expert authors whose big, bold ideas shift us from one way of thinking to another. She's also interested in adult literary and commercial fiction, including contemporary, historical and multicultural. She’d love to represent more upmarket historical fantasy and spec-fic/sci-fi on the literary side with a strong, feminist lean.
Recent sales include historian Robin Bernstein's THE TRIALS OF WILLIAM FREEMAN: A STORY OF MURDER, RACE, AND AMERICA'S FIRST INDUSTRIAL PRISON (University of Chicago Press); historian Benjamin D. Weber's AMERICAN PURGATORY: PRISON EXPANSION AND GLOBAL RACISM (The New Press); historian Martha S. Jones's VANGUARD: HOW BLACK WOMEN BROKE BARRIERS, WON THE VOTE, AND INSISTED ON EQUALITY FOR ALL (Basic Books); novelist Constance Sayers's A WITCH IN TIME (Redhook/Hachette); Susan Eva O'Donovan's BECOMING CITIZENS: THE POLITICAL LIVES OF SLAVES (Metropolitan); Google’s Über Tech Lead for Search Quality and User Happiness Daniel Russell’s THE JOY OF SEARCH (MIT Press); historian Claire Potter's POLITICAL JUNKIES: FROM TALK RADIO TO TWITTER, HOW ALTERNATIVE MEDIA HOOKED US ON POLITICS AND BROKE OUR DEMOCRACY (Basic Books); historian Michael K. Honey’s TO THE PROMISED LAND: MARTIN LUTHER KING AND THE FIGHT FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE (W.W. Norton); and historians Blain Roberts and Ethan J. Kytle's DENMARK VESEY'S GARDEN: SLAVERY AND MEMORY IN THE CRADLE OF THE CONFEDERACY (The New Press).
Please note that Roz is specifically not interested in: sports, cookbooks, screenplays, poetry, romance, new adult, young adult or children's books.