A graduate of Brown University, Rachel Sussman worked as an editor at Scribner and as an agent with Zachary Shuster Harmsworth before co-founding Chalberg & Sussman.
Rachel represents a wide range of voice- and idea-driven nonfiction and a select list of literary fiction. Her nonfiction list spans both serious and "unserious" subject matter, from history, psychology, and memoir to humor and pop culture. Rachel's clients include Karen Alpert, author of the New York Times bestseller I Heart My Little A-Holes (William Morrow) and the forthcoming I Want My Epidural Back; RAND Corporation senior natural scientist Deborah Cohen, MD, MPH, author of A Big Fat Crisis (Nation Books); journalist Linda Hervieux, author of Forgotten: The Untold Story of the Only African-American Combat Unit at D-Day (Harper); psychology professor Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight about Animals (HarperCollins); Matt Logelin, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Two Kisses for Maddy (Grand Central Publishing) and co-author, with Sara Bee Jensen, of the forthcoming children's book Be Glad Your Dad (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers); investigative reporter Mary Papenfuss, co-author of the forthcoming American Huckster: How Chuck Blazer Got Rich From--And Sold Out--the Most Powerful Fiefdom in World Sports (Harper); Sherry and John Petersik, authors of the New York Times bestsellers Young House Love and Lovable, Livable Home, both from Artisan Books; Jennifer Ridha, author of the memoir Criminal That I Am (Scribner); and Tracy Slater, author of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection The Good Shufu (Putnam).
On the fiction side, Rachel's clients include Natashia Deon, author of the forthcoming debut novel Grace (Counterpoint); Tiffany Hawk, author of the novel Love Me Anyway (Thomas Dunne Books); and Kristin Waterfield Duisberg, author of The Good Patient and After (Engine Books).